Cake For My Ex Girlfriend

by John

She didn't become my ex because of the cake though!

I made her a small chocolate cake - it came out very well. The ingredients were:

2 cups of sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons soft butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

And for the frosting:

½ cup butter
14 oz semisweet dark chocolate
3 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoon hot espresso

Here’s how you do it:

Basically you just preheat oven to 350. Then put cocoa in small bowl and add boiling water and mix until smooth. Let cool. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, approximately 5 minutes.

Add one egg at a time, mix well between each.

Add flour, cocoa mixture, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix well.

Divide into two equal portions and transfer to greased cake tins.

Bake at 350 for approximately 40 minutes and then let the cakes cool.

Slice each cake through the middle to make altogether four layers; if necessary remove the top of the cake by using a knife.

For the frosting, mix butter, chopped chocolate, syrup and water and heat in until melted. Stir until smooth.

Let it cool somewhat in the fridge.

Use approximately one fifth of the frosting between each layer of the cake, coat the cake with the remaining two fifths of the frosting.

Then cool the cake in the fridge to harden the frosting. Place the cake at room temperature 1-2 hours before it is served.

I hope your cake comes out as well as mine did and your relationship fares even better!

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