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Your next cake will be tasty AND beautiful if you follow the baking, frosting, and icing tips and tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 2 c. sifted cake flour
- 1 tbsp. espresso powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- A widemouthed 1-liter jar or canister
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 c. brown sugar
- 2/3 c. granulated sugar
- 1/4 c. buttermilk powder or nonfat milk powder
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
- Wrapping paper
- A gift tag with baking instructions
- A hole punch
Download instructions & gift tags
Download baking instructions and gift tags from "hallmarkmagazine.com":http://hallmarkmagazine.com. Each tag has the name of the cake written on the front and the baking instructions on the back.
Create first layer
Create the first layer by combining ¾ cup cake flour, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and adding the mixture to the jar.
Add layer 2
Combine 1 cup cake flour and unsweetened cocoa powder and add that mixture on top of the first layer.
Add layer 3
Combine brown sugar and ¼ cup of sifted cake flour and add the mixture to the jar.
Create layer 4
Mix granulated sugar and buttermilk powder for the fourth layer.
Create layer 5
Create the fifth layer by sprinkling the mini chocolate chips on top of the mix.
Decorate the lid
Decorate the lid by placing it top-side down on a sheet of wrapping paper, cutting out a circle of paper around the lid, and gluing it to the top. Screw the lid back on the jar.
Attach tag to jar
Write a personal note on the inside of the tag. Then, punch a hole in the corner of the tag and attach it to the jar with your ribbon.
Deliver the gift
Deliver the gift. Be sure to drop a hint that you want to be invited back for a piece of cake!