Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chocolatey Birthday Cake

Today is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom! Although we celebrated her birthday last week by volunteering to package homeless kits at our church, I decided it was necessary to celebrate on her actual birthday with some very chocolately cake. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganach and Chocolate Sprinkles. Yum, right?


HERSHEY'S Chocolate Cake:
2 c sugar
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour evenly into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Ganache:
Courtesy of Martha Stewart
1 1/2 c heavy cream
9 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped
Bring cream to a boil. Pour into heat-proof bowl over chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth. Let sit before frosting.

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

  1. OMG, I am so craving some chocolate cake now and I have non. Wahhhh! It looks delicious.

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