Favorite cake

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  1. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    My Mom would make us angelfood cake with chocolate whip cream icing for many of our birthdays.

    Today, for Valentines Day teacher gifts - I sent my daughter off to school with tart-sized cherry cheesecakes. <insert licking lips smilie>
     
  2. iwishiwasthere

    iwishiwasthere Beach Fanatic

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    Can I be your child's teacher??? That really is knid and thoughtful.
     
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    Bananna Cake With Hershey's Chocolate Frosting.
     
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    "Better Than Sex" cake.
     
  5. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    It ain't exactly beter than sex, but it sure does come darn close. :D
     
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    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Will someone PLEASE share the recipe for this cake? It has been mentioned several times and I would love to know how to make it. Thank You!!!!!
     
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    shakennotstirred Beach Fanatic

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    I guess whoever named that cake must not of been satisfied with their love life!
     
  8. DD

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    Darlene, I don't remember the recipe off the top of my head, but can post it when I get home. You can also go on marthastewart.com and do a search for it. I use her recipe.
     
  9. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    That's what I'm thinking.
     
  10. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Thank you DD. I will go and check it out!!!!!
     
  11. iwishiwasthere

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    This one is from Bon Appetite...looks hard but is easy. Just takes forever to chop the chocolate....use a serrated knife.

    Cake
    12 ounces bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocoate, chopped
    3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

    6 large eggs
    12 tablespoons sugar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    For glaze
    1/2 cup whipping cream
    1/2 cup dark corn syrup( I have left this out before)
    9 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped

    Chocolate shavings

    Make cake:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9 inch springform pan. Line pan with parchment or waxed paper. Wrap outside of pan with foil. Stir chocolate and butter in heavy pan over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm, stirring often.

    Using electric mixer, beat eggs yollks and 6 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl until mixture is very thick and pale, about 3 minutes. Fold lukewarm chcoclate mixture into egg mixture, then fold in vanilla extract. Using clean dry beaters, beat eggs whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 6 tablespoons sugar, beating until medium peaks form. Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture in 3 additions. Pour into springform pan.

    Bake cake until top is puffed and cracked and toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 50 minutes. Cool cake on rack and it WILL fall. ( The part that falls off is sooooo yummy...like chocolate air)

    Using small knife cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Remove outside ring and gently press down crusty top to make evenly thick cake. Invert cake onto plate and remove parchment paper.

    Make glaze:
    Bring cream and corn syrup to simmer in medium pan.( I use the micorwave for this step.) Remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk unitl melted and smooth.

    Spread 1/2 cup galze over top and sides of cake. Freeze until almost set, about 3 minutes. Pour remaining glaze over cake and smooth on sides and top. Chill until glaze is firm about, 1 hour. ( Can be made 1 day ahead.) Cover and store at room temparature. Garnish with chocolate shavings.


    Whew, that took awhile to type. This is my youngest's favorite dessert. She wanted it for her graduation party.
     
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    I think that's pretty close to the one I make. It IS delish, huh? :D
     
  13. CastlesOfSand

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    Yummy that cake sounds great.. I will have to try it !!!! Thanks iwishiwasthere!!!
     

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