Our Memorial Day feast included lots of veggie burgers, coleslaw, and chips. As much as I love savory foods, the menu was not complete without a dessert. I can’t remember the last time I’ve baked cupcakes… at least nine months, possibly over a year. And as for layer cake, goodness, it’s been a looooong time.
I used this simple chocolate cake recipe, which resulted in two good layers. The cake was actually more delicious the next day. Very moist and chocolatey. I made a basic vanilla frosting with 1 cup of margarine, 2-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blended the margarine and sugar for 5 minutes, before adding the vanilla and blending for a extra minute or so. I probably should have chilled both the cake and frosting before assembly, but overall, it wasn’t too tricky and the top layer didn’t slide much.
P.S. I recently bought some new cake pans! Having three identical cake pans means there will be more layer cakes in our near future. Yay! Also, I plan on adapting this chocolate cake to create a vegan version. Stay tuned for more treats!