Monday, August 30, 2010

Wacky Cake & Fluffy White Frosting

Wacky Cake
Recipe for 8”x8” pan – Double for 9”x12” pan
Doubled amts
1 ½ cups (sifted if possible) flour 3 c. flour
½ t salt 1 tsp. salt
1 t baking soda 2 tsp. baking soda
3 T cocoa ¼ c. + 1/8 c. cocoa
1 cup sugar 2 c. sugar
1 t vanilla 2 tsp. vanilla
5 T veg oil ½ c. + 1/8 c. oil
1 T vinegar 2 T vinegar

Sift together dry ingredients. Make 3 holes/wells in dry ingredients, put in wet ingredients into holes/wells. Pour 1cup (2 c. for double recipe) water over whole thing. Mix well (DON’T OVERMIX – Consistency is touchy). Bake 25-30 minutes at 350° until toothpick or knife in center of pan comes out clean.

Fluffy White Frosting

2 egg whites (NO YOLK AT ALL!!) *
¼ t cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
3 T water
4 T corn syrup
Dash salt
1 t vanilla

Combine egg whites, salt, cream of tartar in mixing bowl. Beat until stiff. Put other ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil ~ 1 minute. Slowly add syrup to egg whites while beating. Beat until desired consistency.

* any yolk in the whites you beat will cause them to “not” stiffen up

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