January 13, 2010

Chocolate Cake

Last night, I couldn't sleep. So I did what any normal person would do. Bake a cake. It's just a Betty Crocker box mix but it's reliably good. I made buttercream frosting for the first time and this recipe is so easy and it came out great.

I tried to frost the cake as smoothly as possible but I still wasn't happy so I covered the sides with chocolate shavings and drizzled the top with melted chocolate and topped it off with some sliced strawberries.

I shared it four ways with 3 neighbors and they loved it. I had to say "Betty Crocker" with an Egyptian accent so they'd know what I was saying.

Next, Jujey's carrot cake! E loves carrot cake so InshaAllah I'll make that sooon.


  1. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Mona, you are my baking queen hero! That looks professionally good mashallah! No one would believe it was homemade! Nice! I am trying to lose weight man and this looked like it tastes a lot better than what I am having!

    love, Eman

  2. Yummy ur cake looks amazing!!!! who cares if it is better crocker!! u still have to add eggs/oil and water, so u can own some of it too!!! hehehhe.

    I made that carrot cake today, and OMG it was sooooooooooooooooo yummy! E will love it!!

  3. Haha... your comment about "having to say "Betty Crocker" with an Egyptian accent" is HILARIOUS! And the cake looks amaaaaaaaazing...

  4. lolllll i've done that too sometimes.

  5. Eman, Ha, not that great but thanks!

    Jujey, Thanks...I need to make that!

    Stimulus, lol I was like..."Sigh, Bitty Crrookerr"

    OMNOM, Not sure about what but thanks for commenting!

  6. Oh wow, it looks delicious!

  7. That looks delicious.

    Betty Crocker, especially the chocolate is good, and so reliable. I tried the Betty Crocker carrot cake two days ago but it didn't taste that nice. Maybe thats just because it didn't feel 'homemade'.

    I haven't come across Juey's carrot cake?

  8. Thanks Melissa.

    Cosmic Cook Yea it come out good everytime. They don't call it devils food here though lol. I don't think mix carrot cake would be good because you need fresh carrots.

    Jujey, link to the carrot cake??

  9. http://creativecookinggals.blogspot.com/2009/12/fatima-ms-carrot-cake.html

    That's the carrot cake.

  10. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Assalamualaikum, Did you say chocolate?Just let me pack my "ALWAYS with wings" and i'll be rite over. UmAsiya

  11. Wow Mashallah...that looks divine...i love baking thanx for sharing with us sis, next time please send some over my way, i have a terribly sweet tooth!

  12. Ahh the joys of baking. That cake looks awesome... And I'd love to hear how you said Betty Crocker with an Arabic accent... Bitti Kruker?

  13. The cake looks delish~!!! Just how good is Betty Crocker? I've always wanted to grab the box, but I wasn't sure how it'd turn out ... I somehow have terrible luck in instant mixes ...

  14. Looks so good! And so professionally made!

  15. Thanks you guys! Hajar, it's reliable and comes out good. The good cocoa here is expensive and chocolate cake with the Egyptian cocoa comes out beige and not chocolaty at all. So BC is a good way to get that good chocolate cake.

  16. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Yum! That looks delicious! Love food blogs. BTW Happy Birthday!


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