Monday, November 17, 2008

Birthday Cake(s)

Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
5 Tablespoon oil
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup chocolate chips (opt)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar cocoa, and baking soda in a 9 x 9-inch cake pan. Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, oil and water. Mix in chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

For my bundt cake pans, I trippled the recipe and left out nuts and chocolate chips. Small cakes were done in 25 minutes, large one took 45 minutes.

Aunt Betty's Buttercream Frosting

1 cup soymilk
6 Tablespoons flour
1 cup margarine/vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine soymilk and flour in a saucepan and whisk over medium heat until it becomes a paste. Let cool. With an electric hand mixer, mix margarine and sugar together, then add cooled soymilk flour paste. Add vanilla and beat until becomes light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Great for decorating!

1 comment:

Valli Voo said...

So yummy looking! Plus, happy b-day :)
Luvs you!