Garnish by sifting confectioners' sugar onto a paper doily, or just dollop spoonfuls of whole berry cranberry sauce on top of each cake serving. For a festive looking holiday cake, use 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce and spread half between your layers. Pipe cream cheese frosting around the edges of top layer and fill in the middle with the rest of the cranberry sauce.
1/2 cup Herman starter
1 cup Water
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1/4 cup Powdered milk
1 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
3 (1 ounce) squares Semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 can (16 ounces) Whole berry cranberry sauce
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 to
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13-inch cake pan
In a large non-metallic bowl, combine
water, flour and powdered milk. Let ferment uncovered for 2 to 3 hours in a
warm place until bubbly and a clear sour milk odor develops.
In a separate large bowl, mix together the sugar, oil, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon and baking soda. Add eggs, melted semi-sweet baking chocolate and cranberry sauce.
Combine the mixtures together and stir until well blended.
Pour Herman cranberry cake batter into prepared baking pan. Bake cake until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool Herman chocolate cranberry cake for at least 10 minutes before serving, excellent when served slightly warm.
Garnish by sifting confectioners' sugar onto chocolate cranberry Herman cake or just dollop spoonfuls of whole berry cranberry sauce on top of each serving of cake. Chocolate cranberry cake can also be baked in two 8-inch round layer cake pans, baking time is decreased to 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Another can of whole berry cranberry sauce can be spread generously between each layer and on top of unfrosted layered cake rounds, for an impressive looking holiday cake.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!