Hiyeeeee!!!! I am so glad I am writing a blog post today!
I know, I know, I should be doing a better job managing my blog. No, I think I should be doing a better job managing my time!
Anyway, life is still the same . . . except the kids seem to have grown up over the last few months and that I have more white hair now, haha! It is true what they say, they grow up so fast! You know, I miss them being babies (sniff, sniff). . . ahhh and that baby smell! (As much as I miss these, I don't see a baby anymore in the future! Haha!)
And speaking of things being "fast", I would like to share with you a cake recipe which I tried the other day.
It was supposed to be a gift for someone but since it was the first time I tried the recipe, I thought I should taste it first, heehee. (So yes, you can say I owe her a cake! Haha!)
Do you know what I love about this recipe?
1. It is a sheet cake --- you just need a pan to bake it. I always have disposable cake sheet pans (9" X 13") at home because that means no extra dishes to wash for me, haha! Aaannnd sheet cakes are the best way to go for potlucks or gifts to family and friends.
2. You just need a bowl and a wire whisk (yep, no need for an electric mixer!) for this recipe.
3. The recipe is easy, fast and tasty! I love that it may look simple but is a good chocolate cake!
For the recipe, please click on this link to go to Add a Pinch's blog site.
For the original recipe, the author used chocolate buttercream frosting. I used a chocolate icing recipe (given to me by my friend, B) because this icing reminds me of a good old fashioned chocolate cake! Oh and it's easy to make too, haha!
Trivia: Ever wondered if there is a difference between a frosting and icing? Here you go. . .
The Williams-Sonoma cookbook Cake states that “icing is generally thinner and glossier,” while its counterpart frosting is “a thick, fluffy mixture, used to coat the outside of a cake.”
For the chocolate icing I used, you need the following:
1 can of condensed milk (14 oz)
1 can of all purpose cream (225 ml / 7.6 fl oz)
1/2 cup of cocoa powder (50 grams)
3 tbsp butter
Just mix everything in a double boiler and stir constantly until everything is well combined. You would notice that the consistency is a little bit thin. Let it rest for a few minutes because the icing will thicken up.
If you don't have a double boiler, it is okay (I don't)! I just improvised for one. This is exactly what I did ( pls. see photo below).
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For more details about the double boiler method, please click here.
I hope you enjoy your cake!
Happy Baking and Have a great weekend!