I can tolerate cooking, but I love to bake! Cakes are my specialty, and it’s usually a specialty cake that I bake. I have baked a couple of cakes the past few days that have gotten rave reviews, and requests for the recipes, so I thought I would share them with you.
They are both super easy, and deliciously tasty. I hope that you enjoy them:
Pam’s Chocolate Mousse Cake
(1) Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake mix
Make the cake according to the directions on the package.
12 oz. pkg of semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Put morsels and whipping cream in a small sauce pan. Melt over Medium-high heat about 10 minutes, or until smooth. Chill in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours or longer.
Remove from fridge and whip with an electric mixer until the consistency of a mousse. Spread between cake layers.
1 1/2 cups sugar
Dash of salt
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
2 egg whites (at room temperature)
1/3 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine sugar, egg whites, corn syrup, and salt in top of a large double boiler; add cold water and beat on low speed of electric mixer for 30 seconds, or just until blended.
Place over boiling water; beat constantly on high speed about 7 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add vanilla; beat an additional two minutes or until frosting is thick enough to spread.
Note, I use two mixes and 9″ pans, to make a taller cake, but the 1 mix and 8′ pans work fine, too.
(1) Duncan Hines Classic Cake mix
Bake cake according to package directions.
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 (20 oz.) can, crushed pineapple, undrained
1 tablespoons butter or margarine
Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan; add pineapple and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Spread between layers. (Note there will be excess, because this recipe is intended for a three layer cake. However, I heat it and use it for ice-cream topping.)
I use the same frosting as for the Chocolate Cake, because it is my favorite.
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