Make Chocolate Cake

This is a very good chocolate cake recipe that is healthy and you won't have to hear that same old advice from your doctor as to why shouldn't you eat chocolate cake!

Ingredients to make a chocolate cake:

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1 cup soy milk

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups whole wheat flour

1-1/2 cups raw sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

4 egg whites (large), at room temperature

Preparation on how to make a chocolate cake:

1. Heat up oven to 350 degrees. Spread out two 9-inch round cake pans or one 9x13x2-inch pan with vegetable oil cooking spray and sprinkle with whole-wheat flour.

2.Heat the soymilk in a medium size saucepan until its hardly boiled. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa until thickened and almost smooth (some tiny lumps will remain). Let stand 2 to 3 minutes to cool slightly. Whisk in the applesauce and vanilla extract.

3.Mix the flour, 1-1/4 cups of the raw sugar, the baking powder, soda, and sea salt in a large bowl.

4.Beat the egg whites in a medium size bowl with an electric mixer until thick and foamy. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/4 cup of raw sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form when the beaters are lifted.

5.Pour the cocoa mixture over the whole-wheat flour. Stir just until blended.

6.With a rubber spatula, gently stir about a quarter of the egg whites into the whole-wheat flour mixture. Fold in the remaining egg whites until no white streaks remain. Pour into the prepared pan or pans.

7.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Garnish with your favorite fresh fruit.


2 egg whites, at room temperature

1/2-teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4-cup honey

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-cup instant nonfat dry milk powder

1.In a bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating, adding the honey and vanilla.
2.Gradually add the nonfat dry milk powder, beating constantly, until the frosting is a good spreading consistency.

It's not so hard to make a chocolate cake! Enjoy!

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Cupcakes: Buttercreams, Frostings and Other Delicious Toppings

While it is easy to grab a tub of frosting from the grocery store, prepackaged frosting cannot compare to the taste of homemade. Making icing from scratch can be as easy as combining three ingredients in the mixer and letting it blend until smooth. Confectioners' sugar, egg whites and vanilla extract form a basic frosting that can be used as is or transformed into a variety of flavors. Using coconut extract instead of vanilla and adding shredded coconut makes a tropical topping that is well suited for fruity cupcakes, while adding cocoa can make a chocolatey frosting that goes well with all cupcake flavors.

Buttercream frosting is another popular topping for cupcakes. It is made from a mixture of confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla extract and, of course, butter. The creamy, rich flavor is the perfect finish to any cupcake. Buttercream frosting can also be enhanced to help those cupcakes that would benefit from a little extra boost of flavor. Substituting lemon juice for milk and omitting vanilla will make a light, citrus frosting that goes well with vanilla cupcakes, while replacing the milk with hot coffee, decreasing the vanilla, and adding cocoa will produce a mocha buttercream that creates a great complimentary topping to chocolate cupcakes. Cooking the butter until it is brown before adding it to the mix will produce a burnt buttercream frosting that tastes great under a coating of shredded coconut or dried fruit.

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Lack of butter makes whipped cream frosting a little lighter than buttercream, even though heavy or whipping cream is substituted for the milk. Omitting the sugar and vanilla and adding crushed peppermint candies makes a wonderful minty variation that tastes great on chocolate or marbled cupcakes and is especially useful around the holidays. Adding shredded orange peel and orange extract makes a refreshing, light flavor that tastes great during the summer months.

In addition to buttercream and whipped cream frosting, there are several other toppings that can make cupcakes special. The best choice for spiced cakes and carrot cakes is a sweet cream cheese frosting or a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar. Semisweet or dark chocolate glazes are perfect for any moist cake recipe, and a thick ganache is a terrific topping for a fruity cupcake. Fondant can be rolled and cut into rounds and decorative shapes for a smooth finish with flare. Whether choosing one of these topping or using standard frosting or buttercream, skipping the store-bought tub and making it homemade is well-worth the effort.

Cupcakes: Buttercreams, Frostings and Other Delicious Toppings

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Chocolate Cake in Childrens Week

With the arrival of childrens week came a multitude of bad adoptive parents looking for the [Bad Example] achievement which requires you to eat a variety of bad foods in front of your orphan.

One of these being the delicious chocolate cake. Like most people I went to the AH to see what the cooks of Azeroth were charging for the cake and found that the prices ranged from 60G at the start of the event to 25g 3 days later. I then priced up the individual ingredients on the AH and found that buying everything myself and cooking it would cost me 27g, so I bought an already made cake and watched my starving orphan cry as I ate it in front of him.

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A short while later curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to know just how much profit people were making from these 25g cakes. The answer was "a lot", (I'll show the figures later). The two main reasons these cakes were being sold at such a mark-up was that:
1 - Not everyone had the cake recipe which is a somewhat rare drop from the Outland cooking quest.
2 - People are too lazy to fly to each of the vendors to pick up the ingredients themselves.

The two ingredients that aren't sold by vendors were the small eggs and the Mageroyal. The small eggs however proved very easy to collect as there are mobs that have a 100% chance of dropping 1-2 at a time and are only level 6. The Mageroyal however proved to be a bit of a pain as I don't have herbalism and therefore would have to pay the overinflated prices on the AH.

So if making one cake yourself wasn't worth the time, maybe making them in bulk is? I wasn't too sure of the demand for the cakes this far into the event so decided to just make 10. Flying around and getting all the ingredients (including killing about 60 mobs for the eggs) took roughly 40 minutes. I've listed what I paid for all the items below:

8x10 simple flour = 20s (25b each)
4x10 ice cold milk = 50s (1s25b each)
4x10 mild spices = 4s (10b each)
8x10 small egg = free (15-20 minutes killing mobs)
1x10 flask of port = 15s (1s 50b each)
3x10 Mageroyal = 93g (bought on AH for an average price of 3.1g)

In total it cost me 93G 89S to make 10 cakes, at 25g they were the cheapest on the AH and within 24 hours 8 of them had sold. Once the other 2 sell I'll have made 237.5g (250g-5% AH cut) whilst using 93.89g of raw goods which gives me a profit of 143.61G for 45 minutes work. This equates to an hourly earning rate of 180G/hr

Not bad, but far from good. However there is a big lesson to be learnt here about getting in on things early. I did this experiment 3-4 days after the children's week event had started. Imagine if I had planned this a week before the start and aimed at being a big supplier. I would have been able to buy Mageroyal at its regular price (roughly 80s) instead of the 3g+ price it shot up to this week. Making 20 or 30 cakes would only take a slightly longer time (45-50 minutes). I would also have been able to start selling the cakes as the event started for the much higher price of 60G. If everything goes right a well prepared cook would be able to make 1000g-1800g for an hours work if he has planned well ahead, whilst the Johnny come lately's have to make do with their 180g/hr.

Chocolate Cake in Childrens Week

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40th Birthday Cake Ideas

A 40th birthday is a great time to celebrate! If you're going to be throwing a birthday party for someone who is reaching that milestone, here are some 40th birthday cake ideas for fabulous cake possibilities.

First, consider the old standby. A simple cake should work for this one, but have the number 40 written as big as possible. Then, surround the edges of the cake with 40 candles. Don't forget to light them. And don't forget to have a fire extinguisher standing by.


Second, why not try a photo reproduction cake? These are becoming more and more popular and they can be very beautifully done. You'll need a favorite photograph of the birthday gal or guy. Maybe one with the spouse, or even with the kids. Phone around to local bakeries to find one that has the capability of turning the photo into a cake topper. They'll make an actual edible photo to put on top of the cake. Most cakes I've seen like this are real conversation pieces. Everyone loves them. And then you get to eat it, and it's always fun to see who gets to eat Uncle Larry's head.

Third, try the hobby angle. Does your brother like to fish? Then, have a cake decorated with a fishing theme. Does your aunt like to golf? Golf-themed cakes can be super cute. There was a very beautiful cake at my local bakery that was decorated with shoes and handbags for a woman who loved shopping. Whatever the hobby, the bakery can do it!

Next, you can't forget the "Root for the Hometeam" cake. Does your family love the Razorbacks? A cake in the shape of a hog, covered in bright red icing will always make people happy. And then you get to make fun of everyone because after they eat the icing, their lips and mouth will be bright red for the rest of the day. Any team colors or logos will make a super 40th birthday cake really special.

Lastly, don't scoff at the tried and true tombstone/over-the-hill cake. Yes, it's been done and overdone. But it also makes people laugh every time. And, truly, the 40th birthday is a great time to poke a little fun.

Whatever cake you choose, make sure to take a picture. Because the recipient is going to remember this birthday for a long time!

40th Birthday Cake Ideas

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