Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chess Cake

I had never heard of Chess Cake before and was confused when my friend requested it for her birthday. I had to research what it was and what went into baking it. I was pleasantly surprised with how delicious it looked. I tweaked recipes that I found to make it my own. I started out with a homemade yellow cake and topped that with a cream cheese mixture. The end result was moist, delicious, and messy. This recipe is messy! So don't expect a pretty result, but you can expect a yummy result. My best advice is to just dig in with a fork. :)

Chess Cake Recipe:
Yellow Cake: makes 1 8 inch layer
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
4 egg yolks (Do NOT put egg whites in the batter)
3/8 cup of milk
3/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of cake flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
First, preheat the oven to 350. Then prepare an 8 inch cake pan by spraying it with vegetable oil. Then, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Then, beat the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.

Then, add in the egg yolks one at a time and beat until combined.

Then, add in the vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

Next, add the milk and the flour mixture. Do this alternately in about 3 sections. First the flour, then the milk and so on. Beat until well combined.

Then, pour this mixture into the prepared cake pan and refrigerate it while you prepare the cream cheese mixture.

Chess Cake topping:
1/2 cup of butter
2 eggs
8 oz of cream cheese
4 cups of powdered sugar
First, beat the butter, the cream cheese, the eggs, and the sugar and beat it until well combined.

Then, pull the cake batter out of the fridge and pour the cream cheese mixture on top. Spread it evenly.

Then, bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Grab a fork and dig in! :)

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