Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I made this cake for my nephews birthday. They love transformers and desperately wanted a transformer's cake. The toys on top don't really look like transformers but they apparently are. At least that's what it said on the box.
The buildings are made out of colored white chocolate. they took forever to do. If you plan on ever doing them, maybe make them out of gumpaste or even cookies. The chocolate melts when the candles are lit. It will give you a cool effect...hehehe!
The road was made out of crushed oreo cookies with yellow chocolate paint lines. the cake itself was a doctored up version of a chocolate cake. The filling and icing was an oreo cream.
AMAZING Chocolate WASC Cake
2 boxes chocolate cake mix
2 2/3 c. cooled coffee
1/2 c. vegetable oil
6 large or extra large eggs
16 oz. sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Prepare cake pans by spreading on shortening.
Add cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt to mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to mix and de-clump the cake mix.
Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl and mix on low speed for one minute. Stop, scrape bowl, and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Pour into prepared pans and bake on middle rack of oven.
Your cakes are done with a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a bit of crumb clinging to it, and the cakes are just starting to pull away from the sides of the pans. Follow the baking times on the box. I filled my pans up more than usual so they took longer to bake. I would check every 5 minutes after the initial time frame.
Let cool for half an hour in the pan, then invert onto cooling racks to cool to room temp.
This recipe is easily halfed. It made two 9" and two 6". I filled the pans a little bit fuller, so if you didn't fill it as much you would also get quite a few cupcakes.
500 mL Whipping cream (I use nutriwhip which is already sweetened, so if you use regular cream you might need to add a little sugar.)
1 small box vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
10 crushed oreo cookies
Whip the cream to medium peaks.
Mix 1 cup milk with the pudding and fold into the whipped cream.
Fold in oreo crumbs.
This makes a lot but I had a big cake to fill and frost.
I have one more cake to make this week. And I can't wait to be done. I'm still in the planning stages and am hoping everything will turn out well.