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Friday, August 12, 2011


I made a really awesome cake last weekend for my Mom's B-day. It used the yellow cake recipe (doubled) from this: I won't put it all here (*you know, prolly copyrights and stuff) but that's what I did... and I made the vegetable oil version, not the margarine one.

Cake, glorious cake!

Even prettier in my fancy new cake dome!
Now for the frosting, that's another story. Decidedly NOT vegan. Are you ready for this?


1 stick of butter, softened
1, 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (best quality you can find, I used TJ's this time, but Ghiradelli's is the best, IMO )
Powdered sugar
Heavy cream
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

In a mixer, blend up the butter with a small amount of powdered sugar (around 1 cup). Melt the chocolate, either in a double boiler, or in the microwave, 10 seconds at a time, until smooth. Add some chocolate to the butter/sugar mixture. Add a bit more sugar, and mix. Pour in a small amount of heavy cream, and continue mixing. Add the rest of the melted chocolate. Alternate sugar and cream, mixing until it is a good frosting consistency. Try not to eat it all at once!

OMG SO GOOD!!! (and this actually made more frosting than I needed, so I tucked it into a small tupperware, put some wax paper on top, and froze it. We'll totally eat it later on some graham crackers!)


  1. I heard that she is coming out with a "Vegan Pie in the Sky" cookbook... :D

  2. Yeah, I'm less excited about that.. but I'll probably end up getting it anyway!!