A Delectable Birthday Decadence Recipe

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"To see a world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour."

William Blake said it best in this poem about being a child. Celebrate your child's first birthday with this chocolate cake recipe. Feel like a child with this rich, luscious, creamy, mouth-watering, chocolate decadence.

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Servings: 4 Servings
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Ingredients

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  • Ingredients:
  • Rich cake flour - 2 cups
  • First class white sugar - 1 cup
  • 30 per cent pure cocoa - 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Iodized salt – 1 pinch
  • Medium-sized egg – 2 pieces
  • Homogenized milk or all-purpose cream – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Semi-sweet chocolate (dark) – 1 bar or about 8 oz
  • Room temperature butter - 2/3 cup or about 1 and a half sticks
  • Try this recommended recipe for your frosting.
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of thick all–purpose cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavor extract
  • 1 cup of powdered or confectioner's sugar

Directions

  1. Method:
  2. - Pre-heat the oven to 350°F or approximately 177°C.
  3. - Lightly coat a 9–inch baking pan with non-stick spray or oil.
  4. - In a medium ceramic bowl, sift together the first five ingredients.
  5. - Break or crack the chocolate into small pieces and melt on top of a double boiler. You may also melt this using a pan on top of a pot with boiling water.
  6. - Mix in the butter to the melting chocolate and set aside.
  7. - In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, cream and vanilla extract.
  8. - Add the chocolate–butter mixture.
  9. - Slowly add in the dry ingredients.
  10. - Bake in the pre–heated oven for an estimated 30 minutes. The cake is ready when it springs back when pressed lightly.
  11. - Cool the cake and remove from the pan to a wire rack. This prevents the cake from being soggy.
  12. To prepare:
  13. - Combine the cream cheese and the butter in a bowl and beat on a low speed until smooth.
  14. - Slowly pour the cream in first before adding the vanilla flavor; increase the mixing speed from low to medium.
  15. - Add in the confectioner's sugar gradually; at least 1 tablespoon at a time.
  16. - Increase the mixer speed to high and beat to form stiff peaks.
  17. - Spread all over the cooled cake.
  18. - Decorate the top, sides and edges with a combination of white chocolate shavings, bright colored sprinkles, mini-marshmallow and other sugar-baked decorations.
  19. - The single color-striped candle comes last.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 172g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 628  
Calories from Fat 343 55%
Total Fat 38.99g 49%
Saturated Fat 22.32g 89%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 688mg 29%
Potassium 189mg 5%
Total Carbs 56.26g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 2.52g 2%
Protein 12.0g 19%
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