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Old Fashioned Black Velvet Cake

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  Cocoa powder 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Small
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2 (Beaten)
  Whiskey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Gelatin 1 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Whipping cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1 Dash
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix 2 cups sugar, 1 ¾ cup flour and ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder and mix it up.
3. Sieve 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda and 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder and a teaspoon of salt into the mix all these dry ingredients together
4. Add 2 eggs, 1 cup milk and ½ cup oil and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and blend.
5. Add a cup of hot water and continue blending.
6. Grease the cake holder and pour the mix into the tray.
7. Set the cake for bake for 35 minutes.
8. In a heating pan, melt ½ cup butter.
9. For the whiskey sauce: Add 1 cup sugar, 2 beaten egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of water. Boil this mix for 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Add ½ cup of whiskey into the sauce and let it cool.
10. Remove cake from oven and let it cool.
11. For the whipped cream: Mix a teaspoon of Gelatin with 2 tablespoons of cold water and place inside a dish of hot water.
12. Keep this aside once the gelatin has dissolved.
13. Add 1 ½ cup of whipping cream and blend until stiff.
14. Add a dash of salt, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of sugar and the dissolved gelatin and continue whipping until stiff and thick.
15. Place this in the fridge for a few minutes until it cools down.

16. Cut the cake into half and spread the whiskey sauce over the base.
17. Spread a thick layer of the whipped cream.
18. Place the top layer of the pour more whiskey sauce on the top.

19. Decorate with walnuts and dribble more whiskey sauce for a glazed look.

The gelatin helps keep the whipped cream thick and in place even after placing the top layer of the cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Valentines Day
Cocoa Powder
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5875 Calories from Fat 3318

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 375 g576.5%

Saturated Fat 176.5 g882.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1453.3 mg484.4%

Sodium 3140.6 mg130.9%

Total Carbohydrates 537 g178.9%

Dietary Fiber 65.7 g262.7%

Sugars 266.6 g

Protein 85 g169.4%

Vitamin A 76.9% Vitamin C

Calcium 138.1% Iron 213%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Old Fashioned Black Velvet Cake Recipe Video