Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tasty Cake

Remember Tastycakes? This cake has a taste & texture just like them. If you're looking for a cake that is pretty & tidy, this isn't the one. But if you're looking for a soft, moist & very delicious cake, this is it.


Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease two or three 9" baking pans. Combine the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs, milk, oil & vanilla together. Mix with the dry ingredients until smooth. Stir in the boiling water. Pour into pans & bake for about 25 minutes or until springy to touch. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool thoroughly before frosting.


Frosting Ingredients:
1/4 butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Combine all the ingredients until smooth. Spread a thin layer over cooled cakes.



And... the harsh realities of food blogging:



Not to mention the extra calories I have to consume while staging these shots. (Can't touch the camera with chocolate fingers, you know.)


I am editing this post to say that I didn't mean to imply that this is my own recipe. I got the cake part from allrecipes.com ("One Bowl Chocolate Cake") and the icing recipe was one I found and altered from another source. I combined the two to come up with our version of Tastycakes... Wherever it came from, you can be sure it is very yummy! :)

6 comments:

  1. this cake looks sooo good (and dangerous) LOL....

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  2. OMG, someone posted the photo of your cake to Quora and everyone wanted the recipe, you're gonna make some obese people from this!

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  3. Yeah everyone came here from Quora ;)

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