For years, people have enjoyed the tastes of home-made cakes. This is especially true for people who like to bake but cannot find the time or energy to attend a cooking school or spend their free time for such pursuits. These people are finding more uses for their baking skills than they ever did before, however. Now, they are turning to food-related crafts and gifts, like home-made wedding cakes or chocolate fudges, as birthday party favors.
There are several types of baking recipes you can find online these days that you can use for such purposes. The first kind of recipe you will want to try out is one that involves mixing plain old baking soda and cream of tartar. This mixture is called "chocolate cake batter." After preparing the mixture, all you need to do is pour it into a spray bottle and lightly shake it until the ingredients are completely combined. You can spray the bottle with non-stick cooking spray if you wish.
Softer Fudge Cakes
If you like a softer, less fudgy chocolate cake, you might also like to try an eggless chocolate cake recipe. To make this kind of cake, you need only five basic ingredients: baking soda, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Mix the ingredients together and then roll out the mixture to form a cake. Place it in an oven at pre-set temperatures and let it bake for about 18 minutes before removing it from the oven.
If you would rather go with a softer alternative to the more traditional eggless chocolate cake, try making a lemon zest cake. All you need for this cake is the zest of two lemons. Mix the zest, sugar, lemon juice, and baking soda in a bowl. Once blended well, apply it to the cake. It will be quite sweet but not as funny as an eggless chocolate one.
If you want to go with a more traditional chocolate flavor, there are many recipes available for you to try. One of the best-known in the United States is called chocolate pudding. This is made with three parts chocolate cake mix, one cup milk, two eggs, and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Mix all these ingredients together and then allow it to cool. After which, pour it into a greased non-stick skillet and cook over low heat for approximately twenty minutes until it's almost set.
If you want your chocolate pudding to be a little drier than the recipe calls for, you can add three or four eggs instead of the milk. You can also add a little lemon juice to give it a tangy twist. If you're not too fond of adding extra sugar, you can omit it. The cake will be slightly richer and the taste will be comparable to a rich chocolate pudding. Bake it and enjoy!
If you're trying to think up something fun for Halloween, consider turning your chocolate cake into a spooky eye-catching treat. Simply mix orange and black icing, which you can buy at any supermarket, along with your cake mix. Roll out the icing and insert it onto the cake's bottom layer. You can then decorate the top of the cake by adding eyeball shaped pieces to the top. Cut the fudge chocolate into several even strips and place these along the edge of your eye patch.
These are just some of the ideas that people have used to make their home-made cakes look like something out of a horror movie. If you're going to make a Halloween themed cake, be sure to put on some scary music. It's a lot of fun and this way, your guests won't be able to help but get excited when they see the beautiful creation you've whipped up!