Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chocolate Rapture Cake

Today is the day before spring break. For each class all we really did was play games, and not do any work. And for art today we colored some eggs. Some students (boys) broke their eggs. Last week we had 19 students in class but now since people went on early spring breaks there was only 8 kids in class including me. Most of my teachers were not very surprised. All they did was let us draw, color, and play games. After that we went home.
When I got home, my Ate Joelen came over with the ingredients to make my Chocolate Rapture Cake. Ate Joelen did not like the way the recipe was in the book. She said it did not give enough information. We worked together to make it and write how we made it. Here is the recipe for the Chocolate Rapture Cake that we made:

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening (we used Crisco brand)
3 (1 ounce) squares (baking) chocolate, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup shredded coconut

2 cups heavy cream (I used 2 tubs of prepared vanilla frosting)
1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate (grated)
(1/4 cup shredded coconut)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and floured two 9 inch round cake pans.
Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
Add the shortening, melted chocolate, buttermilk and vanilla to another bowl.
Using a hand mixer, beat the shortening/chocolate mixture for 2 minutes.
Add the eggs, and beat for 2 more minutes.
Add the flour mixture slowly into the shortening/chocolate mixture until it was all mixed together.
Stir in the coconut.
Pour the batter into the two cake pans.
Bake the cake pans for 25 to 30 minutes.
Let the cakes cool.

While the cakes are cooling down, make the frosting.
In a bowl, put in the cold heavy cream (or prepared frosting).
Whip the cream with a hand mixer until it becomes thick and like a frosting.
With a microplane grater, grate the chocolate over the bowl of frosting.
Save some of the chocolate for the topping.
Add the coconut to the frosting and stir.
Frost the cooled cake with the whipped cream frosting.
Shave some extra chocolate with a grater and sprinkle it on top of the cake.

Ate Joelen brought her microplane and we used it in the recipe. She said that I can share this recipe in a Tasty Tools blog event. I am going to send this to her so she can put it in her blog too! We did not have a camera so Ate Joelen used her cell phone. She said she will be putting the pictures on my blog soon. I hope you like my first recipe!

Here is the cake all done and ready to eat. It was very good!


Stephanie said...

What a great first recipe to share with us! I love chocolate so Ii will definitely be making this one :)

Joelen said...

Kristelle, you did an AWESOME job with your first recipe last night! I'm so proud of you and I'm looking forward to the recipe you'll choose to make next month. Keep up the great work! :) Love, Ate Joelen

Stephany said...

Kristelle - that looks like an incredible cake! What fun you two will have on these baking adventures! Keep posting!!

Sam said...

Kristelle, your cake looks very yummy! I love chocolate cake, and yours turned out beautiful!!! Great job on your first cake!!! Keep up the good recipes, I look forward to trying this one!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I'm hungry. Way to go!

Linds said...

Hi Kristelle! That cake looks so delicious. You are a very talented baker and what a great teacher you have in Joelen. I can't wait to follow more of your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing and great job :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! i LOVE how your first cake turned out Kristelle!! and congrats on entering this blog psot into your Ate Joelen's blogging event!

Ally said...

That looks so delicious Kristelle! You did a fantastic job! How cool that you are learning how to bake, keep up the good work and one day you'll be famous!

Mollie said...

What a wonderful cake! I'm so glad you got to share it with all of us and I can't wait for your next creation!

Stephanie said...

Yum that looks very good!! :)

~Amber~ said...

What an awesome looking cake, it is making me drool!! Great job on your first baking experience with Joelen. With a teacher as great as her you two can bake up some amazing things. Can't wait for your next recipe!

Jade said...

That is a cool idea so bake one recipe per month - you are going to learn so much! Great looking cake!

Shanna said...

mmmmmmm looks yummy