How to tell your neighbor you’re sorry you crashed their car….

…Make him the chocolate cake recipe that comes with your fabulous Kitchenaid stand mixer:


2 cups all-purpose
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 squares (1 oz each)
chocolate, melted
Chocolate Cake
Combine dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Attach bowl and Flat Beater to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl.
Add eggs and chocolate (melt chocolate first).
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Continuing on Speed 2, mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to Speed 6 and beat about 1 minute.
Pour batter into two greased and floured 8″ or 9″ round baking pans.
Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or untiltoothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack. Frost if desired.
CLEAN UP! So you can use the mixer to make the amaaaaazing buttercream frosting recipe from the manual, too!
1⁄4 cup butter softened
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lowfatmilk
2 cups powderedsugar
Place all ingredients in large bowl. Beat on Speed 3for 30 to 60 seconds, or until smooth and creamy
Then frost your cake! I cheated and made 2 cakes out of this one…It should be a two-layer cake, but I had to occasions two bake for: car accident forgiveness and 5 month anniversaries (because I’d forgotten the other 4)
Happy five months to my BF and happy hoepfully-not-having-to-pay-your-deductible to my neighbor!
More recipes from my beauteous mixer to come, amigos!

One thought on “How to tell your neighbor you’re sorry you crashed their car….

  1. 5 months!?!? Holy Cannoli! (hint hint makesomecannolisandsendthemtoNZ) congrats! you forgot the step where you let me lick all the spoons and utensils with batter on them 🙂

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