Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR VALENTINES DAY


Isn't Chocolate Wonderful?

Here is a delicious cake which you might
like to try:

BERNIDEEN’S  recipe for

 Chocolate Fudge Cake Oh-la-la: 

5 Squares unsweetened chocolate,

 2 1/4 cups sifted flour,

 1 cup sour cream

2 tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt

½ cup (1 stick) butter

2 ¼ cups firmly packed

light brown sugar

3 eggs

1     ½ tsp vanilla

1 cup water – boiling to be added last

1.  Grease and flour 2 size 9 x 1 ½” layer cake pans, tap out excess flour.

2.  Sift flour, baking soda and salt into bowl.

3. Melt chocolate in a small saucepan with the butter.

In a large bowl beat brown sugar and eggs; beat with mixer at

High speed until light and fluffy, 5 minutes.  Beat in vanilla and chocolate.

4. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with sour cream until batter is smooth.

     Do not boil water too soon as it evaporates fast – Stir in boiling water – batter will

Now become thin.  Pour into cake pans.

5. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (less if convention oven – watch!)

6. Let cool 10 minutes +, cut around edge of cake with knife and turn onto cake platter

Fudge icing: 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1/2 stick of butter, 3 ¾ cup of powdered sugar,  1/4 cup milk, 1 tsps vanilla

Melt chocolate in small saucepan with butter…remove from heat

Combine other ingredients in bowl and then add chocolate mix…….beat till ready to ice cake

 If the icing is too thick- add more milk

*****sometimes I put cherry pie filling between layers

 

After the cake is iced I like to cover the center top with maraschino cherries!

I often bake my cake in 2 heart shaped cake pans and sometimes 3 pans…..it only takes 20 minutes if using 3 pans.

 

·       For cupcakes – bake 15-20 min


2 comments:

~CC Catherine said...

Bernideen, I would love to become a follower of your blog., I'm not on my home pc right now., please visit me at my blog, "Catherine de th`e Cups" - French for "Catherines Teacups". I also enjoy blogging about teacups, tea parties, and other home decorating and recipes...plus more. Your blog is quite lovely...I would love to extend my hand to you to come visit for a cup of tea with me and a lovely "imaginitive" scone! I have tried a new recipe recently for Strawberry Scones that are made with fresh strawberries. We'll have those! ;) Looking forward to connecting and sharing tea stories! ~Au Revoir, ~CC

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so glad fondue is coming back into fashion again! I still have all my 'old' fondue cookbooks --- it's such a romantic food to serve.

LaTeaDah