Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"To Die for Chocolate Birthday Cake"

                      "To Die for Chocolate Birthday Cake"


This Birthday Cake is so Impressive your friends & family will be amazed !! Not only at how spectacular it looks but it's equally delicious, hence the name "To die for Chocolate Cake"..But don't be intimated to make it, I'm gonna break it down barney style... it's a lot easier to bake & assemble than it looks.. I promise !!
To Die for Chocolate Birthday Cake~
* Chocolate Cake Recipe on the back of the Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Box <super ahhmazing !!> plus add 1 bag of milk chocolate chips to the cake batter, bake in a bunt cake pan according to directions, 350* for approx 35-40 mins. next, let cool ..when cool, place on your cake plate and get ready to add icing..
* in a small sauce pan melt 1 stick of butter, add 1 bag of milk chocolate chips & 1 tsp vanilla and stir until melted and has a smooth consistency. then pour evenly over your chocolate bunt cake. 
*For Cookies~
I make my cookies the day before, so that assembling the cake is easier. I also us a short bread cookie recipe, because they are a delicious cookie that is solid enough to hold the cookie on a stick without breaking and falling apart.
*Short Bread Cookie Recipe~
*1 stick of butter, softened
*1c of shortening
*1/2 c brown sugar
*1/2 sugar
* 2c of all purpose flour
*1 tsp salt
*Directions~ Beat butter, shortening & sugar in mixer on medium speed. Add the flour & salt. Dough will be crumbly, use hand to form dough ball, and turn out onto floured surface and roll out to a large rectangle that is 1/2 inch thick. Cut into cookie shapes as desired and place on a lightly greased baking sheet 2 inches apart and carefully insert lollipop sticks in bottom of cookie. Bake on 300* for 25 minutes until done. Let cool before carefully moving. Then use Royal Icing and food coloring to decorate as desired. 
*Royal Icing~ In small bowl combine 2 cups confectioners sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. place in separate small bowls and add food coloring, then place in pastry bag with tip for decorating . let dry for a few hours before placing in or on top of cake. 
And wah lah !! Now your "To Die for Birthday Cake" is done. And you will wow your crowd with fancy baking skills~

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