Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Caroline's Chocolate Cake

I stole this recipe from my roommate Caroline. She only lived with us for four months, but she was such a joy to be around. She was always smiling and so cheerful, and this cake reminds me of her. When she was making it she needed a few more hands, so all four roommates were giggling as we tried to transfer and stack four layers of cake without them falling apart of landing on the floor. Caroline gave us some wonderful laughs!

Devil's Food cake mix
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 1/2 squares baking chocolate (unsweetened)
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

-bake the cake as directed on the box, bake in 2 rounds
-once the cake is cooled, use a serrated knife to cut each in half (four tiers)
-using the cream, sugar and vanilla make whipped cream (a little stiffer than normal...but not butter)
-layer the whipped cream in betweeen the layers of cake (3 layers of whipped cream)
-let cake set in fridge will making the frosting
-frosting: using a hand mixer, beat ingredients until smooth
-frost cake; store in fridge

(This isn't the chocolate cake, this was a "happy engagement cake" with princesses on it. But this shows the wonderful smile of Caroline Stewart McKell who lived with us for four months:)

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