Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another Fun Filled Day of Baking :-D

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

I had my list ready for things to get done today, so I was up and at em by 8. I got all the ingrediants out for my brother's birthday cake. I made up some coffee too, while I was getting things ready. I decided I wasn't hungry for breakfast yet so I enjoyed some coffee and then got to baking.I used this recipe :
HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" Chocolate Cake Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Directions:1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. 2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings. VARIATIONS:ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost. BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.

I then had an apple with cottage cheese for breakfast and some peanuts after I was done with that. (The picture of the cottage cheese came out horrible) Once I got the cake out of the pans I went to the gym and did 3 miles the fastest I have ever done before :-D I'm not a runner so I just walk as fast as I can. I did it in about 41 minutes and I had the incline up to about 11 & the whole time. I was pretty happy!

I came home and got to frosting the cake and figuring out what I was going to have for lunch. After finishing up the cake and cleaning up I dragged my stinky butt into the shower and cleaned up the linen closet. Lunch was a Vanilla Chobani with tons of berries and lots of Honey Bunches of Oats. MMMM Then I wanted something even sweeter, hahah so I had 2 more of those darn mm cookies. I got the apartment vacuumed and now I'm relaxing for a bit. I am going to my parents around 5:30 for dinner and cake for Joe's BIG 18th!! I'll be back tonight to show ya the tasty eats :-D
Here's the finished product, I can't wait to cut into this bad boy!!!

Are you ready for NYE? What are your plans?

1 comment:

  1. ...chocolate cake, you say? :)

    Happy New Years!