Monday, February 29, 2016

Celebrate Leap Day with a Magical Singing Cake

Leap Day happens every four years, this year, Leap Day falls on Monday, February 29th, 2016. It's a chance for an extra day. Make the most of Leap Day, by taking a leap into the kitchen with this easy and appetizing Magical Singing Cake Recipe.

Magical Singing Cake

Make sure you time this so that your guests are present during the baking. Once the cake is baked, the effect is over and it only “sings” while baking.

1 cup of butter

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

3 eggs, separated

2 squares bitter chocolate melted

1 cup of raisins

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

4 cups sifted flour

1 cup of strawberry jam

1 cup of chopped nuts

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 cup of buttermilk

Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Next add egg yolks one at a time and stir. (Reserve egg whites and beat on high with an electric mixture until the egg whites form stiff peaks.) Add the melted chocolate and stir into the concoction. (In a microwave safe bowl, place chocolate and melt for one minute and with a spatula check. If it hasn’t melted, place in the microwave for another thirty seconds.) Then add raisins, cinnamon, cloves and flour, nuts and jam, stir. Quickly add in the baking powder and buttermilk as well as folding in the stiffly-formed egg whites into the cake batter. Pour the cake batter mixture into a greased and floured angel food cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees until the cake stops singing, about forty five minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if batter is fully cooked.