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Supreme Chocolate Cake

15 Jan

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cocoa

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup mayonnaise (I use Duke’s)

1-1/4 cups sugar

1 TBSP vanilla



Preheat oven to 350

Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans; set aside. In a small bowl , pour boiling water over cocoa and stir until smooth. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat mayonnaise and sugar at medium speed for 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cocoa mixture, beating well. On low-speed of mixer, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert onto cooling racks and cool completely.


Icing for Petit Fours

31 Dec

3 cups sugar

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1 -1/2 cups hot water

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted

Combine granulated sugar, cream of tartar, and hot water in a heavy sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until syrup reaches 226 degrees on candy thermometer. Cool until lukewarm (110 degrees). Stir in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar until icing is of good pouring consistency. tint with food coloring if desired. Pour over petit fours. Trim edges after completely cool. If icing starts to thicken, re-heat over boiling water

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