Last week on yarn along, I shared a project I was just starting...a scarf using some handspun yarn.
Which brings me to my next problem. So this (above) is the yarn I spun from the lovely roving I ordered over the internet from GreenwoodFiberworks on Etsy. Incidentally, the picture below that I am including just for fun is the picture of her yarn spun up from the roving I ordered (it's called blue eyes). What can I say...I am a beginner. I will say that it is so absolutely super soft I will be ordering more for other projects.
Ok, and now for the recipe for those of you I bored to tears with my fiber talk...
Grease two 8" round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together:
2 cups minus 2 tbsp whole wheat flour (if you use 2 cups all-purpose, it tastes even better and is even more moist, but you can actually hide whole wheat in here and it tastes pretty darn good)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup yogourt (I use vanilla, because it is always in my fridge)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
2 squares melted baking chocolate.
Mix it all together until well mixed and bake for about 25 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Warm 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam until it thins out a bit. Spread jam over the top of each of the cakes.
Stack one on top of the other, and garnish with...
Note #1: If you cut a piece of this cake, and load it with whipped cream, and take your bike to work, you end up with a delicious piece of cake swimming in a pool of melty cream...just saying! Not pretty, but still tasty.
Note #2: This cake recipe does not work for a cake you intend to fill and roll up, like a yule log...trust me on that one, but it does also work as a kind of "deep dish" cake. Don't know what I was thinking.
Note #3: Oh, and if you follow that rule about "you can cut the fat and sugar in any recipe by 1/3 and never notice the difference"...I have already cut it in the measurements above, so I would avoid doing it again.
Your welcome. :)
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