Thursday, November 22, 2007
Black Forest Pudding Cake I
I wanted to make a chocolate pumpkin spice cake. Nate let me know that even though he likes pumpkin he wanted something "with cherries in it."
Then he found a recipe he wanted to try that involved a box of devils food- which looked good- but I had been all geared up to make a big ole from scratch cake- after a little debate we decided to have a bake off and each make our own cake- but we both wanted to use the one bundt pan and so we combined forces on this experiment that tasted fabulous, but needs a little revision on the execution. We used THIS Hershey's cake recipe, which was yummy...when we make this next time I want to try THIS ONE
Beth & Nate's Black Forest Cake (I)
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1 pgk jello chocolate pudding & milk to prepare (the kind you cook on the stove-top)
1 can of cherry pie filling (we used about 1/2-3/4 of it
1/2 c-3/4 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 & spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water. Prepare jello pudding on stove top according to pkg directions.
Pour about 2/3 of the cake batter into bundt pan, using a spoon dollop spoon fulls of the pudding all the way around the pan (you will not use ALL the pudding store the remainder in the fridge to eat later!), pour the rest of the cake batter over the pudding. Using a spoon- spoon cherries all the way around (we used a little more than half of the can). Sprinkle a layer of chocolate chips over the cherry layer & bake for 30-35 minutes-cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to rack or plate to cool. This was delicious but the cherries and pudding sank all the way down to the "top" of the bundt cake so it was like a molten volcano when I flipped it out of the pan-
Here is what we will do differently for Black Forest Cake II;
I want to try the other cake recipe for sure (with out the boiling water step), a thicker batter would be better for this cake. Then we'll follow the steps as we did the first time up to the part after adding the pudding, then the other 2/3 of the batter- I think we'd bake it about 6-8 minutes- then add the cherries and chips then bake 25 more minutes...stay tuned.