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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A GOOD Shabbat Cake

Shabbat desserts can be tricky if you're looking for something outside of fresh fruit and So Delicious ice cream. I had a hankering for cake, and on a whim bought a boxed brand. I made Glutino's Old Fashioned Cake and Cookie Mix, and added frosting from Silvana Nardone's cook book. Both my mother, who is not GF, and I loved it. This recipe is dairy-free and kosher-parve.
The one thing that I would suggest, if at all possible, is keeping the cake WARM if you want it to be moist all over. Unfortunately, the bottom of the cake became somewhat dry. To solve this problem, when I was having a piece of cake post-Shabbat, I melted chocolate on a plate, then put a piece of cake on top of it! 

Frosting (pg. 207) from "Cooking for Isaiah" by Silvana Nardone.
3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of water

In a large microwavable bowl, melt together the chocolate chips and water on high power, about 2 minutes, stir until smooth, and let cool to room temperature. With a hand-held electric mixer, beat the chocolate mixture on medium-high speed until light and whipped, about 12 minutes.
One of the BEST parts about this frosting recipe is that it is SUPER-cheap: it costs as much as a bag of chocolate chips. 
(Disclosure: I did not have a kosher mixer, and did this by hand. The frosting wasn't exactly super-light and whipped, but it definitely worked.)

For more of Glutino's kashrut information, or to buy their products, check out their website: http://www.glutino.com/our-products/gluten-free-pantry/old-fashioned-cake-cookie-mix/

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