Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Roses as Double Chocolate Cakes here South of the Border

Valentine's Day baking requires a trip to the exclusive "Aladino's" import store featuring items which make baking a little easier! The up-charge at Aladino's is ridiculously high but well worth it if I want to bake a sweet item with the taste of home for my Valentine~~¡Feliz Día de San Valentín!

Double Chocolate Cakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup 1% low-fat buttermilk
1 1/4 ounces dark (70 percent cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.

Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined (about 3 minutes). Add egg substitute and vanilla, beating well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to granulated sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in chocolate. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups lined or greased & floured baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.

{Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2007}


tilegirl said...

Yes, I smell another delicious item for the Dee cookbook!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love you!

ClaudiaH said...

A recipe with egg substitute! Would you believe I have some of that! I made some double chocolate brownies today, too. I'll try this recipe sometime soon,though. Happy Valentine's Day!

Dee said...

Happy Valentine's Day Tilegirl & Claudiah! Bake for your sweet hearts ladies:)