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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake!

If you need some entertainment, go to MarthaStewart.com *today* and watch the video of Martha with the woman making the apple spice cake...there are two segments. This woman who is making the cake is fun to watch. Plus, the cake looks yummy.

So after watching that, I just had to post some cake recipes!

Devils Food Cake

1 1/2 cups water
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk

1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil.
2. Remove from the heat. Stir in sugar and butter until butter is melted. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
4. Add to butter mixture and mix thoroughly.
5. Pour into a greased and floured 15 x 10 baking pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

For Frosting:

1. Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to reach a spreading consistency.
2. Frost cake.

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Pound Cake

3 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 4oz bar sweet chocolate, grated
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the cake flour.
3. Sift together remaining flour and baking powder. Set aside.
4. Toss the chocolate and walnuts with reserved 1 tablespoon of flour. Set aside.
5. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
6. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.
7. Fold in the chocolate and walnuts.
8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Enjoy!

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