CAKE!

Ok, so…. we all like cake right!  Well, I have spent a lot of time on here just writing about stuff besides cake!  It is now time to give cake some credit!  Here is a few yummy recipes, and the history that goes with them!

 

TRIPLE FUDGE CAKE: CRAZY YUMMY!:

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Unsweetened cocoa
1 (8 oz.) pkg. semi sweet chocolate squares, chopped
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
6 lg. eggs, separated
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Sugar
1 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Chocolate Glaze Chocolate Drizzle
Early in day or day ahead: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9 x 3 spring form pan. Line bottom with waxed paper; grease paper and dust with cocoa. Wrap outside and bottom of pan with heavy duty foil. 2. In small sauce pan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring frequently. In cup, mix instant coffee with 1/4 cup water. 3. In small bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and 1/2 cup sugar to stiff peaks. 4. In large bowl, beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until thick and lemon colored; stir in flour, vanilla, salt, chocolate mixture, coffee mixture and 1/3 cup cocoa. Fold beaten egg whites into yolk mixture. Pour batter into pan.

5. Set pan in 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 roasting pan. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to come halfway up side of pan. Bake for 45 minutes (mixture will be slightly soft in center). Remove pan from roasting pan, cool in pan on rack. Remove side of pan; invert cake on plate. Discard waxed paper. 6. Prepare glaze, evenly spread warm glaze on cake. 7. Prepare drizzle. Pour melted milk chocolate mixture and white chocolate mixture into separate small decorating bags with small writing tubes, drizzle chocolates on top of cake with toothpick, lightly run through drizzle to make pretty design. 8. To serve, dip knife into hot water and dry quickly. The heated blade will cut through cake without sticking. Make 16 servings.

CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate pieces
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
1 (1.55 oz.) bar milk chocolate
1 tsp. shortening
2 oz. white chocolate (I use vanilla chips)
1 tsp. shortening
Each serving, 320 calories.
 
Ok, didn’t that look GOOD!  Here’s some history:
 
Cakes where one of the first foods to be made after flour was discovered.  However, this was not yummy cake:(.  All it was was some icky bread mashed together to make a lump of “cake”.  Then, cake tasted like pancakes….WITHOUT SYRUP!:O!  So, some people think, “Well, we eat a lot of cake, so lets make it yummy!”.  And…..TADA!  Real cake was born.  And the Romans called it plakous.  Which kinda sounds like cake…….  Anywho, people started loving this cake!  It became peasant food, and was eaten often.  It was kind of like fast food!  So, poor peasants started putting plums and berries in their cakes!  They loved it!  Soon they added sugar, and then it was REAL LIFE CAKE!  So, the life of cake began there!  Now look at cake!
 
Here is another recipe people!:P
CARROT CAKE!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Buttermilk Glaze
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Preparation

  1. Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.
  2. Stir together first 4 ingredients.
  3. Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cakepans.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..

Cake!

 

 

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