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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
i'm sure this is a question that has been asked in the past. besides poundcake what other cake recipes are food for carving? i am trying to surprise my boss wih a cake in the shape of his porsche or as i call it his midlife crisis car. icon_smile.gif
any suggestions are welcome.
post #2 of 7
I prefer to use mudcake for carving , however this week I am carving a fruitcake into a porsche .
post #3 of 7
Carving any kind of cake is a LOT easier after you have chilled it overnight. Including cake mix cake.
post #4 of 7
In agreement with BakingIrene. I have carved scratch cake, boxed cake, and WASC cake, all with success. After chilling.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
i will chill it just trying to figure out flavours as i know he likes chocolate and wto avoid pound cake. i have never done mudcake. anyone have a good recipe?
post #6 of 7
200g of good eating dark chocolare
250g butter
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 tblsp instant coffee

1cup plain flour
1cup self raising flour
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Combine first set of ingredients in a large saucepan and stir over low heat until all ingredients are melted and combined. Let cool for a half hour. Sift dry ingredients together , whisk into wet ingredients , add eggs and essences and bake in a well lined tin. I bake at 150 for the first hour and then turn it back to 140 until cake is done , it is ready when a toothpick comes out almost clean. Leave to cool overnight in tin. I bake my mudcakes up to three days before I start to carve them . Just wrap them up in some cling film . You can also throw them in the freezer for a couple of days as this enhanced the texture. Mudcake should never be eaten "fresh"
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much for the recipe I will definitely give it a try. icon_smile.gif
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