A Zu-Zu for You-hoo!

Ode to Cake | | Listening to: Cake – “Open Book”

Sugar rush, baker’s blush
The original candy crush
Cocoa kisses, coo-coo crazy
Batter-up a yum yum
Birthday wishes, wedding dishes
congratulations to the misses
–or there’s plenty of other fishes!
Piece of cake, slice of heaven
Here’s to the servicemen from 7-11
Moissst and tenderly
Rich as I’ll ever be
Whip it up, whip it up baby
Whip those layers, back and forth
Please buy something from my store
Can’t resist, that or this
A desperate peddle, a decadent dish
Grumble grumble that, chew it over with this–

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Preheat oven to 3500
Yields: 2 layers in 9-inch round cake pans

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Sift dry ingredients thoroughly in mixer bowl

1 cup coconut oil or butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups milk, water, or brewed coffee

Mix wet ingredients into dry, beat until combined
Batter will be thin (it will rise)
Pour evenly into prepped pans, yields TWO 9-inch rounds

Bake at 3500 for 25-30 minutes
Toothpick inserted in center of cake should come out clean
Remove from oven (caution: hot)
When pans are cool to touch, gently flip cake from pan to cool on rack or plate.

While cake bakes, mix your frosting in same mixer–

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or half coconut oil – softened, but not liquid
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons brewed coffee

Beat thoroughly

Confectioner’s Sugar (to taste)

Sift confectioner’s sugar mixing with addition
Need at least a couple cups, mixing with each addition, depending how sweet you want your frosting. The peanut butter in this frosting will thicken it, so you can substitute regular sugar, sweeten to taste roughly a tablespoon with each addition.

Beat thoroughly

Chill before frosting and serving– enjoy (or else!)

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Alas, for I cannot have my cake and eat it to, this photograph shall stand for Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and the Mocha Way in all its neutral pronoun glory

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