Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Chocolate Cake for The Prince of Yates

This cake was inspired by the Royal Wedding, I made it on Friday April 29 in honor of the festivities and for my hubby as a thank you for being my Prince for the last 10+ years.  This is the recipe he asks my mom to make for him for every birthday.  I have never been allowed to make his birthday cake because he knows I will alter the ingredients.  So my mom is the only person allowed to make this for him.  My hope is that if he would allow me to alter a few of the ingredients, then my cake would become his favorite and we could live happily ever after.  But he's not having it, so I had to take matters into my own hands.

My biggest complaint about the original recipe for this cake is that there was no salt in it, (wait WHAT did she say??) that's right, no salt!!  Secondly, it calls for Oleo/Margarine (my hubby didn't even know what that was until we got married and he saw an old recipe my mom left sitting out one day ~snickers~).  Well I am a BUTTER girl and everything is better with BUTTER, plain and simple.  Finally the frosting, I am not a fan of frosting, I am always trying to come up with NEW frosting recipes that don't involve powered sugar, I feel like it's a bit grainy for my taste...so I fixed that as well, now we have this...a buttery, chocolate-y cake with a very creamy frosting.  I would like to think it's perfect, like my love for my Prince ;)

Melt together (over med heat):
1 stick butter
1/2 cup crisco
1 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt

Mix together (once this is mixed together pour in the melted chocolate mixture and whisk til incorporated):
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup regular white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk (can sub 1/4 cup sour cream plus 1/4 cup milk & whisk..this is what I did and it worked great!)
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp almond/vanilla extract (of course I used almond)

Icing (cream together):
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa

Chocolate Ganache (melt together over med heat):
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease 2 (8 inch) round pans and pour half the batter into each pan.  Bake for about 20 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for 10 minutes then remove them from the pan and allow them to cool for up to 1 hr.  You can prepare the icing and Ganache while they are cooling.  Place 1 round cake upside down on cake pedestal then add your Ganache, reserving a few tablespoons.  Place 2 cake top side up on the first cake.  Then add your icing and top with remaining Ganache as decoration.  Place in fridge and allow it to set for up to 1 hour or you can just enjoy it!!  It's going to be very creamy ;)


  1. How Sweet!!! I'm going to make this cake for my prince of 22 years! He loves chocolate :)

  2. Looks so yummy Angie! Your love story is very sweet too...thankful to know you're OK down there in TN. Take good care and stay safe. Thanks for sharing this special recipe...and story.

  3. Oh MY GOSH....I am so craving something chocolate now! And I am off sugar! UGH!


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