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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


SINFUL! should have been the name of this cake. 2 sticks butter; 1 1/2 cups sugar; 4 eggs; 1 cup buttermilk, 8oz. sweet baking chocolate; 1 cup chocolate syrup; 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels, 4 oz. white chocolate...enough said.

2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 (4oz.) bars sweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate mini-morsels, divided
4 oz. white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspons shortening, divided

Cream butter in mixing bowl of electric mixer. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Ad eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine buttermilk and soda, stirring well. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Add the 2 bars of sweet melted baking chocolate, chocolate syrup and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in 1 -cup mini morsels. Pour batter into a heavily greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake immediately onto a serving plate, and allow to cool completely.

ICING: Combine the white chocolate with 2 tablespoons shortening in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Drizzle mixture over cooled cake.

Melt remaining 1/2 cup mini-morsels and 2 teaspoons shortening in a small saucepan over low heat, stiring until smooth. Remove from heat, and let cool; drizzle over white chocolate.

“Happy birthday to former First Lady Barbara Bush, who turned seventy-seven this week. Unfortunately, where her granddaughters helped blow out the candles on her cake, it exploded.”~Craig Kilborn

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