Thursday, January 27, 2011

CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY!


What an awesome holiday!  I took a TON of photos while I made chocolate cake (from scratch!).  Well, okay, I made chocolate cake from the box, but I made chocolate cupcakes from scratch!  & took photos the entire time.  I'm going to try and turn it into a stop motion video, but we will see how that goes... ahah.  Especially since I don't have my Macbook anymore.  (BUMMER.)  But, seriously!  What an awesome holiday!  I'm not a huge fan of cake but I had a piece & it was delicious!  I used this recipe:

Cake:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Icing:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with liners.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will be very thin).
Pour batter into cupcake liners.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, make frosting: stir melted butter into cocoa.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
Add small amount additional milk, if needed.
Stir in vanilla. (Makes approx. 2 cups frosting)
Frost cupcakes when completely cooled, as desired. Makes approx. 24 cupcakes.
 I'm excited for blueberry pancake day tomorrow!  (I might make a couple of pancakes & then crepes, haha.  I prefer crepes!)  We have a ton of fresh blueberries ready to be eaten!  Hopefully tomorrow I will have the stop motion video of the cupcakes/cake all ready!

9 comments:

  1. nomnomnomnomnomnnomnomnonmnom! sounds good!

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  2. i really love this holiday!! yup. going out for cake tonight!

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  3. Some delicious holidays this week. :-) Must be such a hardship on you to celebrate them ;-)

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  4. YUM! This is a holiday that I could totally get on board with celebrating, haha! :]

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  5. Popcorn day was better, only because i'm not so fond of chocolate cake but good thing you made the best of it!

    xo
    Christine

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  6. Yummy!!! What a fantastic holiday!!! :) xoxo

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  7. the cake was a total success! You are the best most pretty wonderful little woman! love love love, maybe a movie tonight???

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