Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I brought the cake last week and Sister M was delighted. Let me tell you, I didn't hear anyone else in the family complaining either. The cake is super moist and delicious and looks incredible when you set it down in the middle of a table. It's also really easy!!! I bet you have most of the ingredients at home already.
If you don't have anything planned for Friday yet, put this cake on the menu. Valentine's Day isn't about a fancy or more aptly, expensive, dinner out with candlelight. It's about remembering the people that you love and WHY you love them. I know John loves me without having to take me out to dinner with 10000 other people. I'm content to snuggle up next to him on the couch and have a piece of cake, or 2. But that's just me.
Is This Really My Life?)
Serves: 12 (1 large bundt)
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour the bundt pan and set aside. Combine milk and lemon juice in a large bowl; let stand for 3 minutes. Then, add vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract and white vinegar. Mix well. Beat in flour, sugar, and baking soda until just combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Separate the batter into 2 bowls. Leave 1 bowl alone. In the other bowl, add red food coloring and cocoa powder. Mix well. Drop tablespoons full of dough into the bundt pan, alternating colors. Gently swirl with a knife.
Bake 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.
Meanwhile, make the frosting: Beat cream cheese and sugar until well-combined. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Spread over the slightly warm cake and let the frosting set.
Serve at room temperature or store in an airtight container up to 3 days in the fridge.
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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