Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holy Sheet...Cake.

Hello wonderful people!

A new challenge has begun all up in here!? 
21 Day challenge my friends...and it makes me cry. 

Cry with frustration...No SUGAR. Again. Why!? Why do i do this to myself! 
Here's the deal...since Summer i put on 30 pounds. BOOM. That's like a 3 year old. I put on a 3 year old. A 3 year old muffin top and double chin. That's insane...BUT i had a wonderful time putting that weight on. *dreams of pancakes* Ah Cracker Barrel...i love your pancakes. 

The 21 Day Challenge

The 21 Day Challenge is a cut out of the empty calories we all consume! Things that are just calories...and NOTHING else. Nothing good is bought to our bodies with these types of foods.
SO...None of the following for 21 DAYS...

* Candy/Chocolate...Ouch. 
* Cakes/Donuts/Muffins...Aw shit. 

* White carbs...rice/pasta/bread...No problem!
* Chips...Fries for you American Folks 

* Crisps...Chips for you American Folks...again. 

* Fast Food...Fine! Jason's Deli doesn't count as fast food! 
* Ice Cream...It's getting cold anyway! 

* Naughty sandwich spreads! Nutella/Peanut Butter...NAUGHTY! 

* Pastries. 
* Sodas Regular/Diet...shits gonna get crazy up in here!?

Hopefully my body will no longer crave these goodies as much as i do now. I will report back the results as the end...i may quite a mess after this. Gah...Thanksgiving is next week too! Brutal. 

Lets get down to baking business...its been a while! 

Chocolate Sheet Cake. 

Holy cow this is fudging good! I have made this bad boy twice now and each time it has gone down smooth. 
For Halloween, i made a graveyard cake and then last week i made it for my fella's daddy's birthday! 

This cake is ooooh soooo moist and chocolaty, so good. Defiantly try it! It is very easy to do as well!
I found this recipe off Bakerella (I love her)

You will need...(for the cake) 

* 1 cup Butter 
* 4 heaping tbsp Cocoa Powder
* 1 cup Boiling Water
* 2 cups Flour 
* 2 cups Sugar 
* 1/4 tsp Salt
* 1/2 cup Buttermilk 
* 2 beaten Eggs 
* 1 tsp Vanilla extract
* 1 tsp Baking Powder

1. Per heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt. Set aside. 

Excuse my nails...i had just been to Ulta to play with nail vanishes...

2. In a saucepan melt the butter. Once melted add the cocoa powder. Stir together. Add boiling water and let boil for 30 seconds. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture. Mix! 

3. Add the Buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla extract together, mix all together. Add to the chocolate and butter mixture. Mix! Once all combine pour in to the cake sheet pan (i used the disposable ones) Bake for 18-20 minutes! 

You will need...(for the frosting) ((i forgot to take pictures...i got too excited!)) 

* 1 3/4 sticks Butter 
* 4 heaping tbsp Cocoa Powder 
* 6 tbsp Milk 
* 1 tsp Vanilla extract 
* 1 pound Powdered Sugar (minus 1/2 cup) 

1. While cake is baking, make the icing. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together and pour over warm cake. Enjoy this beast of a cake. No joke...its TOO GOOD! *day dreams*...Ergh! mind wondered to the cake. That happens. 

So there we have it. Sheet Cake that will blow your mine. Seriously. Do IT! 
Its nice to live in the past when it comes to cakes...none of this good stuff for a few days *cries* It's cool...We can do it! 

I have a pie too show you soon...looks forward to it! 

Peace, Love & Kara <3 

1 comment:

  1. That looks so yummy!
    I have to try make it some time!


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