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Birthday cake.

By pentaxpatty
Hello and good afternoon,

I am so pleased that you liked the red and green berries, thank you all so much. Had the busiest of weeks and lots going on at home, not a lot of time for myself . I hope to be able to catch up with your lovely photographs time permitting.

Today is Richard (dickspics) birthday, and I had to bake a chocolate cake for a BBQ later today, hope the rain holds off. So Richard can share it too.

Devils chocolate cake, recipe .


Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add oil, coffee and milk and mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 2 more minutes. Expect batter to be thin.
Pour into a 9" x 13" greased and floured pan or 2- 9" round pans. Bake 9 x 13 pan for about 45 minutes or 9" pans for about 30 minutes. Cool in pans for about 15 minutes and then cool completely on racks.
While cake is cooling make the icing: Combine the milk and flour in a saucepan and cook over low heat until thick, whisking constantly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
In a medium bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add chilled milk and flour mixture and beat for 10 minutes. Frost cooled cake and enjoy! The frosting sounds intimidating, but it is worth it! By the way, for some reason, we prefer this cake chilled, right out of the refrigerator. The rich chocolate and cool frosting just seem to taste best this way.

2 cups of all purpose flour.
1 teaspoon of salt.
1 Teaspoon of Baking power
2 teaspoons of Baking soda
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa Powder
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of hot coffee
1 cup of milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


1 cup of milk
5 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup of butter , softened.
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Keeps well in the fridge too.

Have a lovely afternoon,

Love and light Patty xx SmileSmile

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looks good might try that oneGrin
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2016 1:28PM
That looks so yummy, Patty, I would love to have a taste, pity you live on the other side of the water Smile
20 Aug 2016 1:32PM

Quote:That looks so yummy, Patty, I would love to have a taste, pity you live on the other side of the water Smile
You will have to make one Carol, the recipe is here for everyone to try. Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 1:33PM
A superb yummy image Patty, I am sure Richard will love this...
Lovely delicious looking content!
Isabel GrinGrin
20 Aug 2016 1:33PM
Too many calories for me Patty but it looks great,
20 Aug 2016 1:37PM

Quote:Too many calories for me Patty but it looks great,

It is so rich Fred but a little goes a long long way, I probably won't have any ???? or maybe a little bit, after all I have been swimming all week. Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 1:46PM
Lovely looking cake Patty,
Enjoy the bbq stopped raining now too.
Great photo
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 2:09PM
That is one yummy looking cake Patty. Hope it stays fine for the BBQ.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
11 10 10 England
20 Aug 2016 2:18PM
This looks so delicious Patty - you certainly know how to tempt us.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
20 Aug 2016 2:28PM
A very yummy looking birthday cake for Richard! I could just scoff that myself, it's suddenly made me feel hungry... TongueTongue
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
20 Aug 2016 2:28PM
Looks a bit beyond me to make, Patty.
What setting do I use on the Dishwasher?

Good picture!
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
20 Aug 2016 2:37PM
Happy birthday Richatd...a yummy chocolate cake Patty....
20 Aug 2016 2:45PM
Thank you so much, Patty, for your lovely Birthday Greetings and delicious birthday cake!!SmileSmileSmile
I look forward to a virtual slice when we return from our meal out this evening!SmileSmile
Good luck with the BBQ and I hope the pesky rain keeps off for you and your friends.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 2:45PM
yum.... yum..... yum........
looks pretty good tooTongue
fotobee Plus
7 4 3 South Africa
20 Aug 2016 2:57PM
Looks so good, Patty. Regards, M&M. TongueTongueTongue
20 Aug 2016 3:09PM
You are tempting me woman!!!! Looks gorgeous, Patty - is it calorie free?
20 Aug 2016 3:41PM
Very yummy
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 4:12PM
Looks amazing Patty. I have just put mine in the Oven Wink

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 4:45PM
O' yummmmmy!!!!! Patty, a super looking cake, a great birthdy image for RichardGrinGrinGrinGrin

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Aug 2016 5:18PM
A splendid cake in the offing-- will be by for a taste later!
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 5:19PM
Oh strewth !!!!!!........if it didn't make me a year older, I'd wish it were my birthday with
cakes like this stunner to chomp on !!!......I can almost smell the taste from here ???.GrinGrin
20 Aug 2016 6:23PM
Look gorgeous, I could do with a slice with my cup of tea.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 6:48PM
Absolutely delicious - I do hope everybody enjoyed it - all I have is some chocolate swiss roll in the kitchen! Hungry now must get some dinner.
Maybe I'll come to yours instead!
Looks wonderful Patty, I am sure Richard will be enjoying this image very much.
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2016 7:49PM
Wow , that looks delicious . Well done Patty Grin
21 Aug 2016 7:20AM
OMG Patty, that looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good, in fact I think I might try and knock one up later Wink
What a wonderful gift for our Richard and I'm sure that his new Grandchild would just love to get amongst that too SmileTongue

mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
21 Aug 2016 8:55AM
Another super creation Patty, looks delicious. Yummy yummy yummy SmileSmile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
21 Aug 2016 10:48AM
Wonderful cake for Richard. Thank you for the provided recipe, Patty.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2016 8:33PM
That looks like the yummiest choc cake ever
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 739 England
21 Aug 2016 10:05PM
That looks like a really nice cake, wish I had some right now Grin
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
22 Aug 2016 11:22AM
A fabulously delicious cake you've made for Richard , wonderfully done Patty SmileSmile
Congrats to Richard !!
22 Aug 2016 4:54PM
Looks delicious Patty..Lin
laura1 16 8
25 Sep 2017 5:13PM
delicious looking cake! I like the topping pattern. One of my favorite cakes


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