I altered it by adding coffee and using dark unsweetened cocoa instead of regular unsweetened.
This is their recipe with my changes.
Coffee Chocolate Cake
1 cup hot coffee
1 cup boiling water
1 cup unsweetened Hershey's Special Dark chocolate cocoa powder
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch cake pan. In a medium bowl, pour boiling water and coffee over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter in the 9x13 pan. Bake for 35-40 min. Allow to cool.
My mom and I made it for my grandmother's birthday. I was our first time using fondant. They make it look so easy on those baking shows. We hand placed each of those damn little pearls all around the cake.
Oh!, I am forgetting the best part the frosting. To use underneath the fondant.
Sweet Butter frosting
1 pound butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Combine everything in a medium mixing bowl. Mix everything together on low speed until well blended. Then increase speed to medium for another 3 minutes until totally smooth.
This recipe was actually made by mistake. I accidentally put in a pound of butter instead of a cup. At least it doesn't have shortening in it- *gag*. I like it, but then again one of my all time fav foods is creamed butter and sugar. So it may not be for everyone. It passed my families inspections though; so all is good.
My goals for this week are pretty much the same as last week. I had a lot of other things pop up that took presidence over last weeks goal list. Gotta roll with those punches.
- Finish canvas
- Try to get stain out of dress
- Vintage Thursday
- Art Walk
- Catch up on Kelly Rae's class
- Gussy up my facebook fan page
This is the vintage dress I wanted to add my etsy site last week. But on closer inspection I noticed that some of the red trim had bled a bit onto the fabric. Does anyone know of a way to get that out? Any stain remover suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Mom for modeling!!
Hope you all have a nice week!