Sunday, March 1, 2009
Cake w/Blueberry frosting and chocolate sauce
So, I didn't end up making cupcakes after all. Instead I made this fun little half cake. You can use any white/yellow 8" cake you want. I used this recipe from vegweb: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=25720.0
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups confectioner's sugar
3 teaspoons blueberry sauce
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy milk
1 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp walnut pieces
1. Once your cake is cool cut it in half and put one half to the side.
2. Make your chocolate sauce:
- Place all the ingredients in a mug
- Then put the mug in bowl that it fits in comfortably and fill the bowl with water. This sounds silly but the idea is to create a double boiler that you can put in your microwave. Look at the picture up above if you're confused.
- Next put the bowl with the mug in the microwave. You will probably need to microwave for about 5 minutes but it will depend on the strength of your microwave. Check on it every minute and stir until the sugar has dissolved and you have a nice smooth sauce like consistency.
- Pour the sauce over half of the cake. I like to let it dribble over the sides
because I think it looks nice.
3. Make the frosting:
- Combine all the ingredients and mix together with an egg beater until the mixture is clump free and fluffy. Taste it too make sure the sugar is well mixed in and its not gritty. If it's gritty you need to mix some more until it feels smooth in your mouth.
4. Put the 2nd half of the cake on top of the bottom chocolate covered half. If you want before you cover it you can toss some walnuts over the chocolate sauce.
5. Frost the top half with your blueberry frosting.
Note: The frosting can be made ahead of time but the chocolate sauce should really be made after the cake is out of the oven and cooled because you're going to want to pour it on while the sauce is still warm. Also, you can definitely replace the blueberry sauce with 1/3 cup of cocoa powder if you want chocolate frosting instead.