Totally In Love With Chocolate Doctered Cake Recipe!

Decorating By Bossy Updated 24 Jul 2008 , 3:40pm by tonedna

Bossy Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 12:40pm
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I have been a member of CC for a couple of years now, but only recently started to really get in to making cakes on a regular basis. I tried the chocolate doctered cake mix recipe and OMG! It frosted like a dream, held the weight of my palm tree proto type without falling apart, and got rave reviews. I had nightmares that the tree would pull off the support dowel and plunk down onto the base cake. But it transported and held up perfectly for a "Margatritaville" party. Not that my co-workers would ever complian about my trail cakes , they love getting the experiments! The final cake will have a much larger tree, I'm still working out how to stack and support that version. I'll never make a plain cake mix again, cross my heart, hope to die! Even though the overall cake design was not very good, I was delighted with the palm tree and will work out the rest of the design so that it's more appealing. I know it needs more palm fronds sticking upright. I'll take any sugguestions to improve the design, so I've included the picture.
LL

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vickymacd Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 12:49pm
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Love the palm!! What chocolate cake recipe are you talking about? Please post!

nickymom Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 12:57pm
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Hey that looks great as is to me! Job well done!
I'd love a copy of that cake recipe ....do you mind sharing?

briannastreats Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:09pm
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Great palm tree! I'd love to see the recipe too...

Bossy Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:18pm
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I can never find a recipe twice, but I wrote it down:

Ducun Hines cake mix

4 egg whites for white cake-whole eggs for chocolate

1/3 water- coffee for chocolate

2/3 cup butter milk

1/3 cup oil

1 pkg. instant pudding (my mix had pudding in it so I left it out)

Makes a dense but moist cake!

vickymacd Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:23pm
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Thanks for sharing it!!!

briannastreats Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:50pm
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Thank you!!!

Bossy Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:16pm
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Oh, just saw all the spelling mistakes in my post. Guess I need more coffee!.

tonedna Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:31pm
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You did really good!
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terri-jo Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:41pm
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Great timing!! I was just about to search for a doctored chocolate cake recipe. Thanks for sharing!

goal4me Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:59pm
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thanks...Need a choc. cake recipe today!

Bossy Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 3:07pm
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Edna

Watched your tutorial yesterday, it was great. I plan to try out the technique next weekend!

CakesByLJ Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 3:44pm
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You did really good!
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Edna, Edna, Edna.......... (((hugs))) your new tutorial on calla lillies is Terrific~! love it , love it, love it......... I'm off to fix popcorn and watch the others.... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

elainec Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 4:11pm
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Thanks for the great recipe! I love edna's video also. THe easiest to understand that i have found! icon_biggrin.gif

twooten173 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 5:10pm
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Might I suggest taking out the pudding and adding 1/2 cup sour cream? It makes for a wonderful cake. JMO.

decoratingfool Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 6:53pm
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Thank you so much for the cake recipe, i was in need of a good chocolate cake recipe... and i love the cake..... but for me ANYTHING margaritaville will do!

Bossy Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 9:12pm
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Does that include if the cake mix says it has a cup of pudding in it?

tonedna Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:39pm
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You did really good!
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Edna, Edna, Edna.......... (((hugs))) your new tutorial on calla lillies is Terrific~! love it , love it, love it......... I'm off to fix popcorn and watch the others.... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif




I never saw this until today!...Shame!!.never got an email!..grr icon_cry.gif

Thanks Laura...((((hugs)))

cupcakemkr Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:48pm
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Your palm tree looks good; the only thing I'd change up a bit is the trunk, it looks too thick. Would love to see your final cake!

Best of luck!

mcdonald Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:55pm
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I am never happy with my recipes and always on the look out for that "perfect" cake .. have to try this one too!!

justfrosting Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

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Originally Posted by tonedna

You did really good!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif




Edna, Edna, Edna.......... (((hugs))) your new tutorial on calla lillies is Terrific~! love it , love it, love it......... I'm off to fix popcorn and watch the others.... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif



I never saw this until today!...Shame!!.never got an email!..grr icon_cry.gif

Thanks Laura...((((hugs)))




I haven't seen it. Where can I find it?

tonedna Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:40pm
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This is my homepage in Utube...Below the big screen you will find all my videos. There a 4 for the calla lilly tutorial. Let me know if you can't find them!





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