Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever.... EVER!

I was lucky enough to run into this recipe on the net and thought that I would try it. Results; AMAZING! It's the best and most moist cake that I have ever made or tried. It's very rich and chucked full of chocolate so if you're looking for a sweet treat, this is it!

Let's get started! Here's the ingredients you will need for the cake:

Ingredients:

1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 package Jello instant chocolate pudding mix (not the sugar or fat free kind!)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips

First things first, preheat your oven to 350 Degrees.

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Put all of your ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a medium mixing bowl(a 4-quart will work just fine.)

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Mix well with a beater - The batter will be thick.


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Add your 2 cups of mini chocolate chips - pictured are large ones(I forgot to take a photo so I took a photo with large ones for example) I used the mini chips in recipe - they work best.

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Mix until well blended.

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Grease pans very well - I used 9 inch cake pans but you can use whatever you like - sheet cake, cupcakes, bundt cake, etc. Scoop batter into pans of your choice, batter is very thick so it will not pour.

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You can follow the directions on the box for bake times but ovens tend to vary. I set mine to 45 minutes and they were perfect.


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Be sure to check your cakes often and test them with a toothpick or cake tester. Please remember that you may see a little chocolate as there are the chips in the cake and there's a good chance you will stab into one. You can pretty much tell when the cake is ready by lightly pressing the top and it will bounce back and be fluffy.

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I know you may want to dig in now but let it cool! You can now work on the yummy butter cream icing. It will be worth the wait, I promise!


Here's the ingredients you will need for the icing.

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Ingredients:

1 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream


In a mixing bowl add shortening and blend until fluffy. This step may take a little bit depending on how soft the shortening is.

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Add Sugar a little at a time and SLOWLY blend until well blended. Add Vanilla, Heavy Whipping and Salt - Blend well until fluffy. You may have to scrape the sides a few times. Make sure that you get it fluffy and don't leave any clumps.

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The icing is all done - We're ready to add it to the cake! I put mine on a pretty cake stand.

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Add a thin layer of icing to the first layer and carefully place the second layer on. Icing top and then add to sides. I also put some sprinkles on mine.

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Last but not least, grab a cold glass of milk and Enjoy!!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Grunge Frame Brush Set

Grunge by Tabby

http://www.myspace.com/tabbymichelle
tabbymichelle@gmail.com

Contains 2 High Resolution Frame brushes for Photoshop.
Made in Photoshop CS2 but compatible with most versions.

Examples:






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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009