Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate (soy/almond/regular) milk
  • 1 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons canola/vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoon confectioner sugar
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 chocolate bar (milk or dark)
  • topping cherries

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Warm milk (lukewarm) and mix with vinegar and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  2. In a different bowl, mix sugar (both granulated and brown), butter, oil, and vanilla extract together. Cream well.
  3. Mix the two mixtures together, and add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour the batter into two separate 9-inch round or square pans and bake for 22-30 minutes.
  5. After baking, let both halves cool completely before removing from pan. (Separate the two halves)
  6. To make the frosting–pour the cream, confectioner sugar, and vanilla essence into a blender and whip for 30 seconds.
  7. Spread frosting over one of the cake halves and spread sliced cherries over it. Then, place the second half on top of the bottom half.
  8. Spread frosting over the top and 4 sides of the cake. Grate chocolate over the cake. Then, arrange whole cherries over the cake and serve.

 

Angel-Hair Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk (5-ounce can)
  • 1(9-ounce) package Angel Hair Pasta
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley

Directions:

  1. Place the evaporated milk and marinara sauce in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently for 4 to 6 minutes or until hot.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions; then drain and toss with sauce.
  4. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and basil and serve.

Orange-Mint Crackers

Ingredients:

Orange-Mint Crackers

  • Several Multi-Grain Crackers
  • 2 tbs. Cream Cheese
  • ½ tbs Orange Marmalade
  • One tangerine; peeled and skinned
  • A few mint leaves (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix cream cheese and marmalade together.
  2. Spread it on one cracker.
  3. Place one orange slice on the cracker.
  4. Place one or more leaves of mint atop the orange slice and serve.