Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Well I’ve been baking a lot lately alright, but I haven’t really been experimenting much (unless design counts).  The last couple of weekends I’ve been cranking out cakes, for a birthday, Father’s Day, and a baby shower.

This is the baby shower cake, the bottom tier was vanilla cake with cheesecake filling and vanilla buttercream, and the top tier was a chocolate cake (so good) with a cheesecake filling and vanilla buttercream. Both were covered with fondant and decorations and bow are fondant as well. I wanted to post the recipe for the chocolate cake for you guys because it is the best I have ever found. It is so moist and rich try it and you will love it!

I really love playing with fondant and seeing what I can do with it. I also love eating cake so this is such a perfect hobby. Lately I’ve been working on flowers, roses, carnations, calla lilies, and daisies. And apparently zebra prints too.

I found this recipe on Cake Central, a place I frequent often for inspiration for cake design. I can’t tell you enough how glad I am I found this recipe. It will be my go to chocolate cake recipe. 

Best Chocolate Cake 

2 cups of flour 
2 cups of sugar 
3/4 cup of cocoa 
2 tsp. baking soda 
1 tsp. of salt 
2 large eggs 
1 cup of buttermilk 
1 cup of vegetable oil 
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 
1 cup of boiling water 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (This is a slow bake cake) 

Lightly grease and flour your pan. (two 8in, two 9in. or 9 x 13 in.) 

Place all the dry ingredients (except for cocoa) into a large bowl and combine. 

Then add the eggs, buttermilk, and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients. 

Add the cocoa and the vanilla extract to the boiling water and add the mixture. 

Mix everything together at medium speed until everything is combined. 

Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour.

1 comment:

  1. These cakes are so pretty & unique! I'm always so jealous of cake bakers like you!

    xo katie elizabeth



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