Tuesday, 6 September 2011

3 Cakes & a 3rd Birthday

Strawberry & Chocolate Chip Birthday Cake for my sister-in-law's 17th birthday.  Happy Birthday Bea!

Orange & Chocolate Cake (decorated with cars for my daughter Anya's 3rd birthday.  I can't believe she's 3 and starting preschool this week!)

Orange & Chocolate Digger Cake (for my daughter's 3rd birthday party--it was Digger themed; She had a fantastic birthday!)

Orange Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe:
2 2/3 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp orange essence
1/2 tbsp orange food coloring
2 bars chopped chocolate or about 1 cup chocolate chips
1. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until the batter is smooth and well blended.
2. Pour into greased and floured cake tins (bakes best if you make multiple smaller cakes and stack rather than one large cake)
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 F/350 C for about 25 minutes (baking time depends on the size tins used, so check regularly. When a knife can be poked in and comes out clean, it's finished).
4. Let cool then decorate as desired

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