Wednesday, October 1, 2008

mariotti cake

a cake i came up with last year for amanda's birthday. named after a delicious chocolate orange gelato!

1 devils food cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup veg. oil
1/2 cup frozen oj concentrate, thawed and microwaved 1 minute
1 (12 oz) bag semisweet choco chips
1 tbsp (or to taste) orange extract

mix all ingredients together, folding in choco chips last. grease and flour baking pan/s. bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

and here's the dark chocolate orange buttercream:

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1+ cups dutch process cocoa, sifted with the powdered sugar
4-6 tbsp orange juice concentrate, room temp
2-4 tbsp milk (as much as necessary)
2+ tsp orange extract, or to taste

whip the butter until fluffy, then add in sugar, cocoa, and oj. add milk until smooth and spreadable. add extract and taste as you go!

this is indescribably delicious. i had to restrain myself from licking the bowl clean.