Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Mini Chocolate Chiffon Celebration Cake
Every gal needs a go to chocolate cake recipe. This recipe is easy, low fat and you can have a lot of fun decorating the individual little cakes with your kids. I baked this cake in a sheet , 12 inches by 8 inches and about an inch and a half deep.
Once the cake cooled down, I then used round biscuit cutters to cut out pieces in three different circles sizes. For a good finish, ideally referigerate the cake for about 4 hours before cutting the circles out.
One sheet will yield about 5 maybe six three layered small tiered cake like in the photograph above. The total height of the the little tiered cake is about three inches. You will need to purchase sprinkles( little round sugar balls of different colors) usually available in the baking aisle. Spread some nutella on the sides of the cake round very carefully. Roll the edge of the cake round in the sprinkles and assemble your mini cake. Top with a Strawberry whopper candy or M&Ms.A fun cake for kids and the kid in us!
Perfect Cakes by Nick Malgieri
13/4 cup cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa ( Preferably Dutch Process)
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Egg whites( from 7 or 8 large eggs)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
Before you start
A. Preheat the oven
B. Line a pan bottom with wax paper and spray only the bottom with some oil spray.
1. Sift and mix together the dry ingredients.
2. Add the boiling water to the cocoa. Mix well. Once the cocoa cools to room temperature, add to the other wet ingredients and mix well.
3. Beat the egg whites with salt and lemon juice until soft peaks form. Add the sugar gradually and beat the egg whites to stiff peaks
4. Add the wet ingredients( egg yolks, oil, vanilla, cocoa) to the dry and mix thoroughly with the egg beater
5. Fold in the batter gently into the egg whites.
6. Bake for about 30-50 minutes, depending on the size of your pan. Test with a toothpick after half an hour to see if it is done.