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Old 10-25-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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wife's birthday, help

the only baking i've ever had success with has been cc cookies, now i have to bake a chocolate cake, where do i start........

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Old 10-25-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Aww, how sweet. What kind does she like? By this I mean, fudgy, fluffy, filled.....

My absolute favorite. REC: TNT Mississippi Mud Cake
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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You know what, forget that. I would be ECSTATIC if my husband bought and made a Duncan Hines cake!! LOL Oil, eggs and water, mix, bake, frost, done, lol
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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I love DH devil's food cake mix!
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:16 PM   #5
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the only baking i've ever had success with has been cc cookies, now i have to bake a chocolate cake, where do i start........
I always recommend Hershey's Black Magic Cake for beginners or for people who have trouble baking cakes. It's easy and foolproof. Great taste and texture. Will PM the recipe to you, along with my notes if you're interested.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:40 PM   #6
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My daddy always made cakes for me and my mom. He used a box mix, followed the instructions to the "T", and they were always good.
He usually conned someone someone else into decorating it. Mom made mine pretty, and, since I have never had a steady hand, same as my dad, I just put plenty of icing on Mom's.

I'll never forget the first cake I made her, when I was about 10 years old. I didn't read the part about waiting for the cake to cool before I frosted it, and when I did, it immediately fell into quarters. She wiped away my tears, and served the cake with vanilla ice cream.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:18 AM   #7
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I always recommend Hershey's Black Magic Cake for beginners or for people who have trouble baking cakes. It's easy and foolproof. Great taste and texture. Will PM the recipe to you, along with my notes if you're interested.
that would be great, my skill level may not be that of a seasoned pastry chef but i do want to try more than the box
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that would be great, my skill level may not be that of a seasoned pastry chef but i do want to try more than the box
Check your PM's - I just sent you the recipe.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:43 PM   #9
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Make a chocoloate mayonnaise cake. It's easy and and oh so moist:

Dry Ingredients:

2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup of Sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 cup of unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Wet Ingredients:

1 Cup of Mayonaise
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract</B>

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add all of the wet ingredients. Mix well with a wire whisk until the batter is smooth.



Pour into the 9 x 13 baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


Check by inserting a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake another 5 to 10 minutes or until done.



Frost with whipped peanut butter icing or your favorite Chocolate Cake Icing.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:47 PM   #10
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Make a chocoloate mayonnaise cake. It's easy and and oh so moist:

Dry Ingredients:

2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup of Sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 cup of unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Wet Ingredients:

1 Cup of Mayonaise
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract</B>

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add all of the wet ingredients. Mix well with a wire whisk until the batter is smooth.



Pour into the 9 x 13 baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


Check by inserting a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake another 5 to 10 minutes or until done.



Frost with whipped peanut butter icing or your favorite Chocolate Cake Icing.
sounded great, i tried it and it was a great success, especially concidering the low expectations that were imposed on me...
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