Hello everyone! I'm posting this from New Zealand and very excited to find this site.
I have a magic cake recipe that's been doing the rounds on the internet. It was developed by a catering company that had to make 300 hundred cakes for an event and when baked is just average. But after being frozen and refrigerated, it gets better over time. It's a perfect carving cake, always gets great reviews from party guests. It has a shelf life of 3 1/2 weeks.
Here it is:
Cake Instructions (Click to show)
Thanks to Petalpop on Kiwicakes forum for posting this very popular chocolate cake that is best baked 1-2 weeks in advance and kept refrigerated. Upon baking, tastes average, but after a few days it's amazing. Fantastic texture and great for carving, this cake can be easily doubled and tripled in quantity.
Allow to totally cool, then gladwarp several times and refrigerate or freeze. Can freeze for up to 3 months.
Petalpop has said about this cake: it will last Easy 3.5 weeks, the butter cream will go rancid before the cake!" I always use a whisk. And mostly bake in a 10" or will do 2 8" pans or a 9" and a 6""
Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes the following:
3 x cups sugar
2 x cups water
250gm x butter
1 x cup coco powder
Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then add
1 x teaspoon baking soda
then alternate mixing in
4 x beaten eggs
3 x cups self raising flour
Bake 180oc until cooked, allow to rest for 15 minutes then remove from tin, before the sugar sets it to almost make it impossible to get out of tin (do allow the resting time though for the cake to relax)
Question 1. I would like a recipe for this cake that will bake exactly a 6" x 4" high cake, but don't know how to convert the amounts. Can anyone help?
Question 2. Given the very simple ingredients you see here, if I detest chocolate cake - how can I doctor this recipe or what can I replace instead of coco powder to make this into say any other kind of cake? e.g., caramel/apple/vanilla/coconut flavoured cake with the same shelf life, etc.
I've asked the creator herself and she was unable to help.