My son has asked for a Marshall guitar amp cake...just a couple of squares to sculpt...but he wants chocolate cake...I need some help with what cake recipe to use...it will be stacked pretty high....assume it should be a pound cake???
If you don't mind using a doctored mix, the WASC choc variation is very good, and great for stacking.
Here is a recipe I have used and it is pretty dense if you dont want to go the pound cake route...I would store it in the fridge overnight wrapped in saran so it is nice and firm when you carve it
Dense Chocolate Cake
This cake is very moist and extremely easy to make.
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup margarine
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water or coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla
45 minutes 5 mins prep
1. Measure all ingredients into mixing bowl.
2. Blend with electric mixer, beginning on low setting, and increasing speed until batter is of smooth consistency.
3. Pour into greased and floured cake pan (s) (1 9x13 or 3 small layer).
4. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick tests clean.
5. Frost with your favorite frosting when cool
Thanks so much for the recipe and comments...I tried the WASC cake tonight and my hubby loved it...it might just work....I KNOW that I am over thinking this...its my son's 18th birthday : )
SOMETIMES BEING A PERFECTIONIST IS EXHAUSTING!!!!!
He'll love it just because YOU made it, not because you made it perfect.
I'll trade you. . . . My son is turning 17 in a couple weeks. He likes historical video games and has requested a cake shaped like a Greek temple. I'd tell him to choose again, but he says that he doesn't want any gifts, only the cake.
That's what moms do best! Your love will show once your cakes are done...I'm sure your kids will love it.