Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chocolate Cake with really good Vanilla Frosting

This is my old standby chocolate cake recipe with a yummy hostess filling-ish vanilla frosting on top. The cake is super easy to make, and you can't tell it is from a mix. The frosting on the other hand, is a little trickier. I got the recipe from Tasty Kitchen. It is worth making, but you have to follow the steps exactly, because it is easy to screw up.

Chocolate Cake
1 devils food cake mix
1/2 c. each of water and oil
4 eggs
8 oz. sour cream
1 t. vanilla
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
Mix it altogether, pour into a greased and floured pan and bake according to what it says on the box. (These make great cupcakes too). Let cool before frosting.

Frosting
5 T. flour
1 c. milk
2 sticks butter
1 t. vanilla
1 c. sugar
Put the flour in a small sauce pan. Slowly whisk in the milk. Go so slowly that it is a paste at first. Put the pan on the stove and heat it up on medium heat, whisking frequently or the flour will burn on the bottom of the pan. When it is thick, take it off the heat. Let it cool completely. Beat the butter, vanilla and sugar. Add in the cold flour mixture. Beat until just creamy. Be careful not to beat too long or it will separate.

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