Friday, March 19, 2010

Lisa Mantchev's Fairy Dessert ARC Contest!

Lisa Mantchev is holding another chance to win an ARC of Perchance To Dream! All you have to do is find a fairy-irresistible dessert and find a recipe and/or picture of it! To enter this awesome contest go to Lisa's LJ!
I found this amazing and delicious looking pink cake on this wonderful cooking blog!

Hot Pink Cake Adapted from Giulia Melucci’s novel I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cups cocoa powder (the better the quality, the better the cake; I am devoted to Valrhona, but Hershey’s is fine) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, left out of the fridge for about 30 minutes 1 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 cup whole milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup boiling water

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter and flour twp 8-inch baking pans and line with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Add eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla and beat at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until all ingredients are combined and the cocoa bits are smoothed out. Stir in the boiling water. Pour batter into pans and bake at 350 degrees until a cake tester comes out with moist crumbs, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pans, then transfer to cooking racks. Wait until the cakes have cooled completely before frosting.

For the Frosting: 1 stick very soft butter 1 pound confectioners’ sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla A little too much red food dye

Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer at low speed until creamy. Add more milk if necessary. The trick is for the icing to be not too thin and not too goopy.

To pre-order Perchance to Dream go HERE. This contest will end PST, March 22!


Book Monster said...

Ok now you made me hungry for cake!!

Cindy said...

Seriously, now I'm wanting that cake. Mail it to me???