Saturday, May 18, 2013

Logan's Graduation

Chocolate Cake 
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, room temp
2 tsp vanilla
6 eggs
4 cups cake flour, sifted
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cup milk
12 oz semi sweet chocolate baking bars, melted and cooled

In mixing bowl combine sugar, butter and vanilla. Add eggs and beat for 1 minute. Add melted chocolate. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add milk. Prep 11x15" sheet pan with Wilton cake release. Bake for 55-60 minutes at 325 degrees. I rotate my pan after 20 minutes to ensure even baking. Cool to room temp on wire rack then move to fridge to chill before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting
6 cups powdered sugar
4 sticks (2 cups) room temperature butter
2 tsp clear vanilla extract
2-4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
food coloring as needed

Mix together butter and sugar in stand mixer for 3 minutes on medium. Add vanilla and cream and beat for another minute. Divide and color. I used Delphinium Blue and Royal Blue mixed and Orange and Copper mixed to get the shades I used.

Buttercream transfer for the high school mascot.