Thursday, September 23, 2010
One Pan Eggless Chocolate Cake (these are the ingredients I used, not necessarily what the book recommends)
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
4 tbsp baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in 8-inch square pan. Pour vegetable oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water over it, and mix until combined. Bake for 30-35 minutes. For 14 whoopie pies- double everything but water and drop 1/4 cup of batter on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Bake for 20 minutes.
*Note- I would use a much smaller scoop next time (like a tablespoon). Mine turned out huge and too big for a sandwich-style cookie.
I covered them with blue-tinted fluffy marshmallow frosting, also from the book.
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 egg whites (I used meringue powder), stiffly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Boil the maple syrup in a saucepan for 5 minutes, without stirring. Begin testing it by stirring occasionally, until it "spins a thread 5-6 inches long." Pour the syrup in a little stream over the egg whites, while beating constantly. Add vanilla and salt.Beat for 5 minutes, or until frosting is a spreadable consistency.
Posted by mama*thayer at 8:00 AM