Cake for Jen

I made this cake as a birthday present a couple weeks ago for my friend, Jen, who I hadn’t seen for many months. It’s a two-layer chocolate cake frosted with seven minute frosting, and garnished with cocoa powder and chocolate wafer rolls. The blue ribbon was courtesy of Carol, haha. <3 I don’t usually use box mixes, but this time I was pressed for time, and I also didn’t have a chocolate cake recipe that was foolproof and sturdy enough to make anything other than cupcakes. The frosting, however, was made from scratch from a recipe by Paula Deen. It’s fluffy, marshmallowy, shiny, easy to spread, and not overbearingly sweet. I’ve made it many times, and it always turns out perfect.  It’s good with strawberries, too! Recipe below : )

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Seven Minute Frosting:
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. Place sugar, corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in a large glass bowl.
  2. Fill a saucepan a quarter full with water, and bring to a boil. Put the glass bowl on top (don’t let it touch the water). Beat with a hand held mixer for 7 minutes. Use immediately after making.

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Happy sweet sixteen, Jen!

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    • wangclang
    • June 7th, 2009

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