Hi Guys as you can see i am a newbie. I am totally new to this cake decorating and have yet to find a recipe that i am comfortable with.
I made a plain sponge and everybody loved it but i didnt, it seemed quite heavy and greasy to me.
I am actually not the best with ingredients i.e i dont know what does what if you know what i mean (so i will be having to got to some sort of cooking class)
Does anybody have a nice chocolate cake recipe they would share. I am making a christening cake for sunday and really dont want to use a box mix. I will be using a granache filling.
I am in the uk and i know we dont have shortening.
My chocolate recipe is a chocolate mudcake so I can't help you with that as they are dense. But I can help you in regards to shortening. The UK equivalent is Trex or Cookeen, white vegetable fat.
There is a recipe on line for Black Magic Cake that is really good.
I like using the *Original* WASC cake recipe that I found here at CC. I just adapt the ingrediants to the flavor cake. Like strawberry necture instead of H2O, and strawberry yogurt instead of sour cream. You can do this for almost any flavor cake. Everyone Ive made cakes for luv them. nice and moist too.
Try the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake.
It's an excellent scratch cake and many people on CC use it.