A great cake recipe

  1. If anyone loves to bake, as I do, there is a great cake recipe on the cover of this month's Family Circle. I was having company the other night and picked up the magazine and tried it and it is not hard at all and it is GOOD. It tastes every bit as good as the birthday cakes I buy for my kids from the professional bakery. It is a double chocolate cake with white chocolate frosting.
  2. can you post the recipe here? thanks!
  3. Sure. I will have to go find it.
  4. Double Chocolate Cake

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    Makes: 16 servings Prep: 30 minutes
    Bake: at 350 degree F for 35 minutes
    Cook: in microwave for 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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    • <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true"> Cake: <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">4 ounces bittersweet chocolate <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1 teaspoon vegetable oil <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1/2 teaspoon salt <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1-1/2 cups sugar <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">4 eggs <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">2 teaspoons vanilla extract <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">2 tablespoons white vinegar <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1-1/3 cups milk <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true"> Frosting: <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">1 container (8 ounces) sour cream <LI class=bg1 minmax_bound="true">1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened <LI class=bg2 minmax_bound="true">3 cups confectioners' sugar
    • Chocolate curls, to garnish (optional)

    1. Cake: Coat two 9 x 2-inch round baking pans with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottoms with waxed paper; spray paper.
    2. Break up chocolate into a small microwave-safe bowl; add oil. Microwave on HIGH power for 1 minute; stir until smooth. If needed, heat an additional
    15 seconds. Cool slightly.
    3. In medium-size bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
    4. Place vinegar in a 2-cup capacity measuring cup. Add milk and stir until blended. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour; beat 1 minute. Spread into pans.
    5. Bake at 350 degree F for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers tests clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks; cool layers completely (about 2 hours).
    6. Prepare Frosting: In large glass bowl, microwave white chocolate on 50% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave another 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly.
    7. With mixer, beat in sour cream and butter until smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes. On low speed, beat in sugar until blended; continue to beat until fluffy. If too soft, refrigerate 10 minutes. Spread 1 cup frosting on top of one layer. Stack with second cake layer. Spread thin coating of frosting around side of cake. Refrigerate or freeze 15 minutes, until firm. Frost side and top with remaining frosting; garnish with curls, if desired. Refrigerate until set, 20 minutes.
  5. Sorry about the messed up listing. I found the recipe on their website so I cut and pasted it but it didn't work. I will get the link.

    Ignore the reviews. I can't even get to them without registering for something (not sure what). But it really is a good cake and it looks so beautiful. I used to make box mix cakes and they are always all flat looking. This one looked every bit as good as the picture.