Monday, September 26, 2011

Birthday Cake!

What's baking?  Layers of chocolate chip Cream Cheese Pound Cake (recipe based on CC follows) with chocolate filling, covered with vanilla butter cream and chocolate fondant.  Hand made gum paste flowers and royal icing stenciled sides cover this little 6" cake.

3 sticks butter, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
6 eggs
3 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix butter, sugar and salt until creamy.  Add cream cheese and mix well.  Add eggs, one at a time, alternating with the flour.  Add vanilla and beat the entire mixture for 2 minutes.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Pour into a Large (12-cup) greased and floured tube or bundt cake pan,  Bake for 90 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack to cool completely.