Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birthday cake and the 100th post

Wow. I made it to the 100th post. I must admit that the frequency of posting has been quite low lately, but grad school doesn't leave much time for more. I have indeed been baking quite a lot, there's just no time for pictures or posts, which, believe me, I'm really sorry about.

This delicious cake wasn't made to celebrate the 100th post or my own birthday, it was the celebration cake for my labmate and friend Chris. He made it clear, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. So that it is. A simple, moist and delicious cake, with just a few great ingredients and that you can make in no time.

The chocolate cake is from Hershey's and the frosting was a homemade concoction. You can bake it in layers, squared, round, whatever you like. I even considered putting some marshmallows on top and torching them. (Too bad I ran out of gas). I think you'll enjoy it. 

Chocolate cake

2 cups sugar
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup of freshly brewed hot coffee (the original recipe calls for a cup of boiling water).

Cream the butter and sugar and add the vanilla extract. Mix in the eggs and oil. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Alternate the addition of dry ingredients and milk, beginning and ending by the dry. Bake for about 35 min at 350 F.

Chocolate frosting

1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk

Cream the butter until very fluffy, add the vanilla, powdered sugar and cocoa powder, finally add the milk until the frosting is creamy, you might need less than 1/2 cup. Use the frosting the same day is made.


Carmen said...

Hola Adri!!!!
Moltes felicitats pels teus primers 100 posts i aquest cake per celebrar-ho em sembla perfecte.
Espero que vagis bé ;-))

Mai said...

Felicitats pels cent, jo ni se quants en porto, ho tindré de mirar igual faig cel-lebració jajajaja , el cake brutal, sobretot pels amants incondicionals de la xocolata.
una abraçada.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Keep on going.

Maria said...

Doncs si, ja era hora que tornessis a deleitar-nos amb aquestes maravelles!!

El post 100 jaaa, mare meva, es diu facil ehh, però son moltes hores remenant i xocolateixant ehh!!??

Aquest pastis m'encanta, no se si es de lo bo que ha d'estar o de lo facil que sembla!

Un petonàs!!

CarinE said...

This cake recipe is my trusted recipe. I love how moist it is even after 2 days in the frirge!!

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Mercè said...

Adri, per molts anys!! Ara quan et llegia que havies arribat als 100 posts m'has fet pensar quants en dec portar (no en tinc ni idea!).
I el pastís té una pinta... mmmm!!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday to your blog! There's nothing like a chocolate cake to celebrate any occasion. Your friend has good taste.

redmenace said...

Happy blogiversary! The cake looks sooo delicious. However, I wish I had not visited the site just now. I have no chocolate in my house, the baby is asleep and my car won't start. What to do?! You might need to come over.....


Rylan said...

Congratulations, Adriana! Hopefully more and more posts to come! Love the cake, you totally captured it beautifully too!

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