Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chocolate chip cake

This is the cake I made for Reagan's Birthday, it was wonderful, not too sweet and low in fat, at least until I smothered it in homemade Butter cream Frosting ;-)


3 oz Semi sweet chocolate chips, coarsely chopped
1 cup Cake flour
1 1/2 Cups sugar
13 large egg whites
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1) Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
2) Pulse chocolate in a grinder until finely ground
3)Whisk together 3/4 cup of sugar and flour until combined
4)In a bowl mix egg whites, Cream of Tartar, and salt on low speed until frothy. Increase speed and beat until they hold peaks, stir in remaining 3/4 cup of sugar, beat the eggs at medium/ high speed until fluffy and just stiff.
5) Sift 1/3 of the flour mix over the eggs and fold in with a spatula until just blended
6) Add vanilla and fold in remaining flour in 2 batches.
7) Fold in ground chocolate and scrape batter into a 10 inch tube pan
8) Bake about 45 Min's
9) Invert pan and place tube opening over the neck of a bottle to suspend the cake. cool completely for at least 1hr, up to overnight.

In case you are wondering (Like I was) the reason you suspend the cake is to stop it from sinking. Thanks Marly I was really confused by that and wondered what in the world I had gotten myself into.

If you want to go nuts and turn this low fat treat into a sugar and fat laden confection add Butter cream frosting

2 1/2 sticks of butter at room temperature
5 cups of Confectioners sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (If you plan on coloring the frosting or want it white I recommend using clear vanilla, otherwise you might end up with a funky color and you'll never get pure white )
1 - 2 tablespoons milk

1) Beat butter until creamy,
2) Add sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth
3) Add vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk
4)Beat at high speed until fluffy, adding the additional tablespoon of milk if necessary.

ENJOY !!!!

6 comments:

Kat's Credence said...

look yummy! sneak me over a piece, lol.

You're kids are so lucky!

Stephenie said...

That looks yummy!!!

BTW: I don't know if anyone else is having an issue but your playlist is edging over into your journaling area.

Luvkids334 said...

Stephenie... Do you mean that it's going into the written portion and therefore covering up the journalling or that you can't see the whole right hand side of the playlist ?

Marly said...

That cake was awesome! You are incredibly multi-talented! :)

hbp said...

Whew! I feel hungry now..

timothy said...

hungry for sure!! thanks for sharing!



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