All posts tagged: chocolate cake

Outcakes #1 – Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake

I’m starting a new topic for my blog. See, I’ve posted many great recipes here for your baking pleasure, but I have a serious problem. Many of the cakes I feature where photographed last year, when I wasn’t any good at food photography! It just hurts my heart that some of my truly terrific cakes were not given the same treatment by the blog-viewing public as other because of my poor picture-taking skills. As I was sitting down one evening talking this problem over with my friend Evy she was like “You need to have a series of outages, but for cakes. OUTCAKES!” And here we are, my first OUTCAKES post. This one is dedicated to my most requested cake of all time – the Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake. This cake is so popular, it was requested by my friend Sarala, for her birthday, several months in advance. As you can see this cake is topped with maraschino cherries. I hear you loud and clear: “MARASCHINO CHERRIES AREN’T KOSHER!!!” Well, that’s not totally true, …

Chocolate = Love

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Whether you are celebrating with a lover, a friend, a family member, or the television, you should definitely remember to love yourself and for me loving myself means chocolate. I made this cake for my mother’s birthday not too long ago, much love going around for everyone! I have shared my super secret chocolate cake recipe with you before, and today we are going to make a chocolate layer cake with salted caramel buttercream.  With one of these decadent babies you will certainly feel loved! CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups flour 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp anise liqueur (I use Arack) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Oil and flour 3 8-inch baking tins.  Begin by filling a sauce pan with water.  Set it on high heat until it boils. While you are waiting for the water to …

PARVE PESACH SUGARLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE!!! What?

Adj. 1. parve – containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism; “pareve margarine”; “parvebread” Pesach, Pesach, Pesach. I am so not prepared. I have been so crazy about sticking to my HCG diet, I forgot about Passover along the way. It’s not a problem really, because I will start Phase 3 (Maintenance) about 4 days before the big holiday. My only concern: we are COMMANDED to eat Matzo everyday for 8 days. I guess a bite or two wouldn’t hurt. Ugh. Anyway, I was invited over to a friend’s house for the 1st night. What to bring??? That G-d this particular host is diabetic, so I won’t offend by bringing something over that’s sugarless. Made my tester last night. Completely kosher for Passover, flourless, no kitniyot, sugarless, and parve. I know this seems like a marvel that must have been made in a laboratory, but no… made in my kitchen with all-natural ingredients. Here’s the recipe! Ingredients: 12 …