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Baking 101 Baking 101

Cakes and More Cakes

Dark Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup unsweetened 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
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 - 9 inch round cake pans. In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Cake in a Mug


Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered lemonade mix

Directions

  1. Check your coffee mugs to make sure each one holds 1 1/2 cups water.
  2. Place dry cake mix and dry pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well with a whisk. This will be about 4 to 4 1/2 cups of dry mix and will make 8 coffee cup cake mixes. Divide mix into 8 small plastic bags (about 1/2 cup each). Place mix into a corner of each bag and tie it there with a twist tie.
  3. Make glaze mix: in a medium bowl, combine confectioners sugar with powdered flavoring mix. Divide into 8 small plastic bags and close bag with a twist tie. Attach each glaze mix to the cake mix bags with a twist tie. Place one of each bag into each cup.
  4. Attach the following instructions to each cup: Generously spray inside of cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of cake mix packet in cup. Add 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon water to dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all dry mix. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes. While cake is cooking, place ingredients from Glaze mix into a very small container and add 1 1/2 teaspoon water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Chess Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
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  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Put into prepared pan.
  3. In another bowl, Beat cream cheese until smooth. Blend in 1/2 cup melted butter and 2 eggs. Gradually beat in the confectioner's sugar. Pour over the crust mixture already in the pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Cool.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Chocolate Mocha Liqueur Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons vodka

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil, 3/4 cup water, eggs, 1/4 cup coffee liqueur and 1/4 cup Vodka. Mix well, then pour into greased and floured Bundt pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour glaze over hot cake while still in pan. Let cake sit for 30 minutes.
  4. To make the glaze: in a small saucepan combine sugar, butter and 1/4 cup hot water. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur and 2 tablespoons vodka.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Coffee Cake


Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease one 10 inch bundt pan.
  2. Cream 1 1/2 cups white sugar together with eggs until well blended. Add sour cream and butter or margarine and beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder and mix well. Stir in vanilla and the chopped nuts.
  3. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of white sugar with the cinnamon.
  4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Cover with remaining cake batter.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 minutes. Lower heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 40 minutes.
1busymomma03
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM
I LOVE cake!! It's my favorite dessert. LOL
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Coconut Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch round layer cake pans.
  2. Separate eggs reserve 2 of the egg whites for the frosting. Cream shortening, add 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, beaten egg yolks, and 1 egg white; continue beating until well combined.
  3. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, mix with coconut and add alternately with milk and the almond extract to the shortening mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Let cakes cool then remove from pans. Ice with Angel icing and sprinkle with shredded coconut on top and sides of cake after icing.
  5. To Make Angel Icing: Place the 2 egg whites, 3/4 cup white sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar and salt in a double boiler over hard boiling water. Start beating right away with a beater until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla or your choice of flavoring and keep beating until it is thick enough to spread easily. Spread over cooled cake.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Easiest Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8x4 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, instant pudding mix, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add the applesauce, oil, eggs and water. Blend for 3 to 4 minutes using an electric mixer. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Four Egg Yellow Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and rice flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix the white rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan gum together and set aside.
  3. Mix the eggs, sugar, and mayonnaise until fluffy. Add the flour mixture, milk and vanilla and mix well. Spread batter into the prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Cakes are done when they spring back when lightly touched or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool completely then frost, if desired.
MistressMinerva
by on Jan. 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Grandma's Moist Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the milk and vanilla, add alternately to the creamed mixture with the flour, ending with the flour. Mix only as much as necessary. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cake will pull away from the sides of the pan slightly when done. Allow cakes to cool in the pans for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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