Our nephew celebrated his second birthday last week. We had a small gathering of friends and family, and I baked the cake for the celebration. Well, I baked two cakes. OK OK OK! It was 3 cakes. One burned. Yes, I burned a cake. Most of the time when cakes go wrong they either sink or don’t cook all the way, mine burned! Ha!
Anyway, long story short, I had to make the chocolate cake twice!
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa
1+3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Put the first eight ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients and beat for another two minutes. And your batter is done! (^_^)
Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake at 180°C for 45 to 55 minutes.
I split my batter into two pans. I put most of it into one and a small amount in another, you’ll see why in a bit.
Next, I layered the cakes,… first I have to make the chocolate cream/icing and the lemon glaze.
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups icing sugar
1/5 cup cocoa
1/5 cup hot water
Mix with a whisk till smooth and creamy.
The lemon glaze is easy too.
4+1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
Simmer on low heat for 2 minutes
So,… I’m looking for what to do with the burned cake. I found this link. He covers 12 different kinds of cake disasters! There are some great ideas in there, I would try some of them even with good cake just for fun.
It’s a nice easy read: How to fix cake Disasters