Monday, September 6, 2010
All American Chocolate Cake with Divinity Frosting and Milk Chocolate Paint
Flo Braker is one talented lady to come up with this incredible cake. The cake crumb is the perfect combination of light and moist. The divinity frosting a total surprise. And painting with milk chocolate? Well, that was just plain fun! Joining the ABC bakers has expanded my horizon.
"Pleeeeease don't put that meringue stuff on it."
I compromised and frosted half with frozen canned vanilla frosting left over from a Betty Crocker's Rainbow Chip Cake. Of course it simply had to have a dose of sprinkles. And let me say, this chocolate cake is so yummy it made the canned frosting taste good.
I was dreading the divinity frosting. It sounded too meringue-y for my taste and cooked sugar syrups fill me with apprehension. I'm learning not to give them any special attention and they seem to behave better. Flo has a neat trick of keeping a pastry brush and cold water close by to remove any crystals forming inside the pan. It worked!
The frosting floored me. Pouring the hot syrup into the beaten egg white and watching the Kitchen Aid turn them into puffy marshmallow bliss caught me off guard. The fact that it tasted good was an even bigger surprise.
And then we couldn't wait any longer! Rave reviews! For a cake that seemed very complicated it turned out to be easy. Most of all, it's simply delicious.