How to Make the Richest Most Delicious Chocolate Cakes Ever!

Discover the simple tips and techniques that make even amateur cake bakers look like a professional.

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There are many little things that make a chocolate cake come out tasting and looking delectable. The first is starting out with a well established Recipe.

Frosted Dreams is Truly a Dream Book.

This ebook not only has all the traditional designs but it also includes some of the most recent and even unheard of and unseen designs. If you are looking fot a good cake decoration ebook, look no further, This is the best you can have.

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“I have seen hundreds of  books on cake decorations but this is the best I ever had.

Frosted Dreams has the most extensive collection of borders and designs. Clearly the best among the equals if there is any. Not only decoration tips but also some unique recipes are also included in the ebook. I bet you won’t find them anywhere else. I found this ebook to be very detailed and easy to understand for anyone even at the beginner’s level.

Usually I am not the publicity girl type, but when I bought this ebook, I couldn’t help but recommend this to all of my friends. If you don’t have Frosted Dreams, you are missing something.”

How to Decorate a Cake with Fresh Flowers.

Decorating a cake with fresh flowers is quite simple. First choose the flowers with which you wish to decorate the cake. When I say choose, I literally mean it. Most of the times flowers are sprayed withcake pesticides, so it is better to pick them from a garden or from a florist. Wash and dry the flowers before using them. You can either decorate each tier with flowers, i.e. make the cake tier out of flowers or you can place a flower bouquet on each tier and cascading flowers on the top. If you like to keep it simple, just sprinkle the entire cake with petals. If you want the flower decoration to stand out, it is better to choose a white cake, as anything suits on it. It will be better to choose edible flowers like lilac, chrysanthemums, gardenias, violet, etc. as people tend to consume them. Read more on free cake decorating ideas.

Fall Wedding Cakes with Flowers.

Gracing up the cake with flowers of this season is the best idea. You can have the lovely roses, perfect to enhance any wedding cake style. Have these in colors of fall season such as orange, burnt orange, burgundy, tomato red, bright yellow and other deep colors. You can have the base color of cake in lightest tone of yellow or orange. Icing your cake with mini calla lilies is a great idea for wedding cake decorating. Calla lilies are often associated with wedding in terms of themes or bridal bouquets and having them to embrace the cakes is a classic idea. Icing of other flowers that you can have for fall theme wedding cakes are hydrangea and hypericum.

Easy Cakes To Make

Homemade cakes have a unique flavor, which ready-made cakes can never have! If you are a fan of cakes, but like most other people avoid to bake cakes at home only because it takes lots of time, then you should definitely read on. Here are different kinds of easy cakes to make, which will surely save your time…

Cakes are the main foodstuff at almost all parties. And so it is a must for the cake to be perfect, which in turn means long hours of tedious work! So, though we all unanimously agree that homemade cakes taste better than ready-made cakes, we cannot afford to invest hours to make one. But what if there are recipes for cakes which require less ingredients and less time compared to the normal cakes you bake? Here is a list of recipes for such easy cakes to make at home. Read more on cake recipes from scratch.
Easy Cakes to Make at Home

Chocolate Cake
Whenever the word cake is uttered, the first cake that comes to anyone’s mind is chocolate cake! It is also one of the most demanded cake at parties. And so chocolate cake comes first in our list of very easy cakes to make.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar

For Frosting

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup cocoa

Process

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Flour and lightly grease two 9-inch round baking pans. Take a large bowl and add in cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, flour, and baking soda, and mix well. Then add in oil, milk, eggs and vanilla. Again blend well and then beat on the mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, stir in boiling water and pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, and when well baked, cool for about 10 minutes in the pan and then move to wire racks. Only when completely cooled, use the frosting recipe given below. Read more on easy cake mix recipes.

For frosting, take a bowl and melt butter in it. When butter melts, add in sugar and milk, beat well. After beating, if it is not to the spreading consistency, add milk. When done, add in vanilla, mix well. Read more on chocolate cake recipes.

Lemony Sponge Cake
Sponge cake can not only be served at parties, but can even be eaten at breakfast! So the sponge cake recipe should easy enough to be made every day. Here is such a sponge cake recipe which can be added in the list of quick and easy cakes to make.

An ‘Icing Friendly’ Cake Recipe…

There are thousands of cake recipes in the world but some types of cakes simply have the buoyancy, mass and support that is needed to support fillings and icing.

Here’s a traditional and fail-proof recipe for an Icing Friendly Cake…

Butter Cake

This is the classic recipe that is used to create tiered confections for wedding cakes.

Butter cake has a firm, moist texture that makes it perfect for tiered designs.

The almond extract is optional but if you are making a wedding cake it is a very traditional additive.

You could also add extra vanilla, rum flavoring, cognac or brandy, orange blossom water or rosewater instead of the almond flavoring if you prefer.

1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 teaspoon Almond Flavoring (optional)
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Baby Shower Cakes

What is it? A yummy confectionary treat? Oh yes it is! Yes, I am talking about baby shower cakes, and not if you want your baby shower party to be original and fabulous, its time to start thinking out of the box and come up with some of the best ever ideas for baby shower cakes.

Before you get all set to go to your local bakery to check out the different cakes available there, it is important to know what kind of a cake you are looking for. Do you want a cake that serves purely as dessert or do you want something that is doubled as both dessert as well as a centerpiece. Secondly, why even go to a bakery when you can bake the perfect cake all by yourself, in your very own kitchen? You will be surprised at how easy it can be to bake and decorate a cake.

You can your baby shower cake as a taste dessert to win all your guests over, or you could simply use it as a wonderful centerpiece to make your party even more special. The creative cakes that my friends baked for their baby shower parties still remain fresh in my memory.A baby shower is probably one of the happiest occasions in every mother-to-be’s life; it is fun and entertaining and is perfect for the fun loving people.

So, turn your cake baking it’s a fun task instead of a tedious chore. Here are a couple of baby shower cake ideas to help you make your final decision.

Interesting Ideas for Baby Shower Cakes

  • Unique Designs – Unique cake designs create a mouthwatering treat with tasty messages delivered from and to the baby. There are many designs like the rubber ducky cake and the 3-D ducky baby cake.
  • Alternatives for Baby Shower Cakes – Instead of your regular, traditional baby shower cakes, try baking a batch of cupcakes. Diaper cakes are also a very popular option.
  • Baby Shower Themes – Theme ideas for cakes are very popular and can successfully set the right tone for any party. Ideas include stork cakes, Disney characters, baby block cakes, and even family photo cakes.
  • Autograph Cakes – This is a sheet kind of a cake that has a standard inscription of the word ‘Congratulations’ written over it. These cakes are becoming extremely popular as the guests get to sign their name on the cake on their arrival. How cool is that?

So, no matter what kind of a cake you are looking for, when you put your whole soul and energy into planning the baby shower cake, the ideas will just keep flowing.

Baby Shower Cake Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs.
  • 3 tbsp milk.
  • 1 ½ cups of cake flour, sifted.
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence.
  • ¾ tsp baking powder.
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar.
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp soft butter.
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds.
  • 1 tbsp lemon peels, finely grated.
  • ¼ tsp salt.
  • Lemon syrup: ¼ cup lemon juice and ¼ cup sugar.

Procedure:

  • Start by preheating the oven to about 350 degrees F. grease your loaf pan and line it with waxed paper or parchment paper and then grease and flour this paper. In a medium-sized bowl mix the eggs with the milk and the vanilla essence.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the remaining dry ingredients and blend them on a low speed for about 30 seconds. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture and then mix on a very low speed until it becomes moist. Increase the speed to medium and then beat for a minute or so. Scrape the sides of the blender. Slowly add the remaining half of the egg mixture in 2 separate batches and keep beating for 20 seconds after you pour it each time. Again, scrape the sides.
  • Butter and flour the loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for a little more than an hour until a toothpick when inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cover the dish loosely with buttered foil for half an hour to prevent over-browning. Heat the lemon juice and the sugar in a saucepan until it is completely dissolved.
  • Once you take the cake out of the oven, place it on a wire rack. With a wire tester or a wooden skewer, poke the cake all over and then brush some of the glaze over it. After about 10 minutes, start loosening the sides of the cake and invert the pan onto a greased wire rack. Poke the bottom half of the cake and then brush some glaze over it and then re invert back onto the wire rack. Allow the cake to cool down and then wrap it in plastic wrap.

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