Throwing together a Cake

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I’m not a professional baker.

However, I love “throwing things together”.
If you can pardon the informal instructions, I’ll start by giving you a list of a few things you need to collect to throw your own thing together.

If all goes well, the thrown together project will be an Orange and Dark Chocolate w/ chocolate chips double layer cake..or something like that.
2 boxes of orange flavored instant cake mix
1 bottle of pure orange extract
2 cans of dark chocolate frosting
1 can of orange-colored vanilla frosting. If you find an orange-colored frosting with the orange flavoring, all the better. Drop me a note about it as well, if you don’t mind.

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1–Prepare orange cake mixes according to whatever brand you choose. Take a couple handfuls of chocolate chips and press into one of the cake rounds before baking. The chocolate chip layer will be the bottom layer.

2–After your cake rounds have cooled, take the bottom half (the one with chips baked into it) and frost it with dark chocolate frosting. I suggest using an entire can-evenly distributing between sides and surface with flat side of a knife or frosting spatula.

3–Place a healthy dollop of orange frosting (3/4 of the can) on top of your frosted chocolate layer. Spread that as evenly as possible, spreading close to the edge without going over.

4–Place second cake layer on top.

5–Use your second can of dark chocolate frosting to decorate the top and remaining sides.
First, try to seal off the orange frosting seam with chocolate frosting on a butter knife or spatula. It’ll make for less (if any) smearing of the orange with the chocolate.

6–Take the remaining orange frosting and place it into a plastic baggy. Pour a few drops of pure orange extract into the baggie. Squeeze the baggie, with the top sealed close, to mix frosting with extract.Heat the bag in microwave for app. 10 seconds. If it becomes too runny, add teaspoons of powdered sugar until it’s a thicker consistency .

7–Poke a tiny hole in the end edge of the baggy and get to drizzling.

8–I’m not a chocolate lover as a rule, but with the marriage of orange, this hunk o’ yummy is downright irresistible.

 

 

 

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