Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The cake, with two different frostings

From my first post about my birthday and this recent post about grumblings have one thing in common, interest in the cake! So, for those of you who wish it, here's the recipe for the cake and the two different frostings I have made for it...enjoy :-)

Chocolate Devil's Food Cake
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
3 eggs, at room temperature
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup sour cream
1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. In a bowl, mix the cocoa and the water until smooth. Set aside.
2: With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each additon.
3: When the cocoa mixture is lukewarm, add to the butter mixture. beat well.
4: Sift together the flour, baking soda, and the baking powder twice. Fold into the cocoa mixture alternating with the sour cream in three batches.
5: Pour into the pans and bake until the cakes pull away from the sides of the pan, 30-35 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before unmolding.
Seven Minute Frosting
(My Favorite!!!)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
In top of a double boiler, combine all ingredients except vanilla. Place over rapidly boiling water (water should not touch bottom of pan); beat at highest speed until mixture stands in peaks, about 7 minutes. (Do not overcook.) Remove from heat; add vanilla. Continue beating until frosting holds deep swirls, about 2 minutes.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar (I added less, so taste as you go)
3 to 5 tablespoons half and half or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl, cream butter until ight and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well after each addition. Add Vanilla and half and half a tablespoon at a time; beat to desired spreading consistency.

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