Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine Parfaits/Day 5 of 14 Days of Valentine's!


Today's Valentine Treat is a Valentine Parfait.
It is made with chocolate cake and whipped cream.
It is simple to make and yummy to eat!

2 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
2/3 cup Butter
1 3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cup Water

Whipped Cream
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup Confectioner's Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 13x9 baking pan

Mix together your flour, baking powder, 
and baking soda together in a bowl and set aside.
Cream your butter for 30 seconds on medium.
Add sugar and mix to combine.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each one.
Mix in the chocolate and vanilla.
Add flour and water, alternating each one, and beating
until combined after each addition.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until done.
Cool cake.
Make whipped cream by placing the cream in a 
large mixing bowl. Mix on medium until
cream begins to thicken just a little.
 Add confectioners sugar and turn speed
 to high as soon as the sugar is 
in no danger of flying all over the kitchen.
Beat on high until stiff peaks form.
Chop your cake into small pieces.
Add about 6 of them to the bottom
of your glass or bowl.
Layer whipped cream on the
 top of the cake, then add another layer of cake.
Top the cake with more whipped cream
 and some pretty sprinkles!

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