Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day/Birthday Cake

Pudding cake

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
3/4 - 1 cup of milk
Small box vanilla pudding (powder)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


Chocolate drizzle filling

1/2 package chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons milk
1/3 small package chocolate pudding

Mix together on stove over lowest heat.


350 degree oven
9 inch greased and floured pan

Cream the butter and sugar, then add eggs, milk, and pudding mix. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients, and add to the wet ingredients a small amount at a time. Don't mix the batter too much.

I made a two sided cake, chocolate and vanilla. Just mix a second batch of batter, this time adding 2/3 of a package of chocolate pudding.

The batter looked and tasted good enough to eat right then!

I folded a cardboard divider, and poured out a small amount of batter on each side to hold the divider in place while I drizzled the chocolate mixture over the batter on both sides.

The divider got a little crooked, but it worked anyway.

Then I spooned more batter over that layer, followed by a second drizzling of chocolate.
One more layer of batter finished it off, and I cut across each side both ways with a knife, to swirl the chocolate through the cake.

I baked it for 40 minutes, and it got pretty brown (I have a hot oven) I recommend setting a timer for 30 minutes, and adding to that time as needed. 

Left is vanilla, right is chocolate. (Bottom of cake)

I made a basic butter frosting, lots of butter and powdered sugar, just mix it together until it's the right consistency to spread. I separated the frosting into three bowls. One for blue, one for soft yellow, one for dark yellow, and I put some of the white in a zip lock bag. The left over chocolate mixture went in another bag, as did the dark yellow after it was mixed.

After frosting the two sides, I decorated with the bags of frosting and chocolate, and didn't make it as badly as I though I might. I made the flowers off of the cake in case I had some duds (sure enough, I did!!), and put them in the freezer to harden.

Once they were hard enough to hold their shape I put them on the cake with the best ones on top

(In case you were wondering about the two sides, my father in law's birthday is two days before Mother's day.)

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