Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CoW: Drape Yourself in Velvet

It's not "C" for Cookie this week (even though cookie, cookie, cookie starts with "c"!) it's Cake! Chocolate velvet cake to be exact.

First you grab two 9" round cakes.


These are cake mix cakes. Sue me, it was a work-night.

You whip up 3 ozs. of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of cocoa, 2/3 of a cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, and two cups of heavy whipping cream (cream the cheese, cocoa and milk together first and then gradually add the sugar and whipping cream).


I could eat that stuff between two slices of bread--yum!

Next slice both your cakes in half horizontally.


Then layer it baby, layer it!


But when it's done it's going to seem kind of naked.


Ah ha! Everything looks better with ganache!


Mmm...slice, sit back and enjoy another year of life.



Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Was it your birthday? Did we miss something? Or just me? Either way, that's one damn good looking cake!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

OMG... I think I just had a foodgasm.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Holy moly, that looks amazing!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie! I didn't quite see how many candles are on that bad boy, though...

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, oldest of my nieces!! I won't give out your age. Hope it's great.

Your cake looks yummy. The filling would be great on a bagel.

Love, Aunt Susan

7:38 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Happy happy birthday! I hope you do enjoy your "nother year of life". You deserve it!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...


Even a long day at work seems much better after cake...

Mmm cake...must remedy that...

9:10 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

it appears to be your birthday, so...happy birthday!

i had serious vision issues with your first picture. i thought that you were sewing striped underwear. (seriously--pretend that your cooling racks are the positive space and the cakes are negative space) i'm not crazy. really.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! And I will tell how old you are!!! Cause I am not old enough to have a daughter 31!!!

Enjoy your cake and I have the same eyes as Knottygnome....I thought that I was looking at striped fabric before I saw the full picture!

Happpy Birthday!

Love, Mom

10:17 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Happy Birthday dear Bezzie!!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Discoknits said...

Happy birthday:0)

I tried some peanut butter cookies last week. Straight out the oven they exploded into dust, but the next day they didn't and tasted great!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Oh yum!!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie :)

12:49 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Happy Birthday!! XOXO!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Happy Birthday!! That's one droolworthy cake!!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That looks absolutely heavenly! Did I mention that I adore chocolate cake?! And that is is a particularly delicious (and pretty!) looking one! I'd be your best friend if you made me a cake like that, LOL!

I generally suck at baking, but cakes are really out of the question for me. I have yet to make a cake (mix or otherwise) that I haven't messed up. Either the layers come out lopsided, or they crack (even if let them cool off long enough) or I get crumbs in the frosting, etc. etc. I leave all the cake making to my husband.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh, I completely missed that it's your birthday - happy birthday!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Mmmmm chocolate. Did you have to make your own birthday cake? Quelle horreur!


5:55 PM  
Anonymous Beverly said...

You had a birthday? And you made your own cake? I want some. Wrap up a piece and put in the mail, K?

Happy Birthday!

5:58 PM  
Blogger janna said...

This looks great! Do you have a ganache recipe that you like? Because as much as I bake, I always have issues with ganache....

7:14 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you ate the whole thing! Because, as everyone knows, there's no such thing as calories on your birthday. I myself think there's no such thing as calories on your birthday week.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

Why happy birthday. Looks like a pretty good way to get started on another year!

1:18 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Cakes or cookies - it doesn't matter - it is all good!

Hope your day was great!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Bezzie, I hope you had a wonderful day...you certainly had the best cake ever going on!

9:05 AM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

Holy smokes, that looks fantastic. Hope you had a great day!

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Necia said...


2:54 PM  

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