Online Baking Class with TastyCakes Madrid
Preparation – CAKE: Preheat oven to 350°F/178°C and prep muffin tins or cake pans. Combine flour, soda, sugar in a bowl, whisk. Sift in cocoa powder, whisk again. Mix in water and vanilla until wet and slightly thick batter. Mix in melted chocolate until smooth, and then fold in mayo and whisk if necessary to get rid of lumps. Fill pans/cupcake tins and bake at 350°F/178°C and let cool before icing:
- ~17-18 minutes for cupcakes
- ~20-25 min for 8” rounds
- ~30-35 minutes for square
Preparation – BUTTERCREAM: Cream butter on medium speed (*If using vegetable shortening, cream butter first, then add shortening and combine on medium-low speed). Add vanilla and combine. Add in powdered sugar, one half-cup at a time, mixing on low. Add cream at the end, enough to create the correct consistency. Mix at medium-high to fluff the buttercream a bit. Spread onto the cooled cake or cupcakes.
As you can see in the pictures, the experience was splendid, and the result too delicious!
You can reach out to Susan via Instagram if you have questions about this amazing recipe she shared with us, or about her next online baking classes!