Love Goddess Cake
Making the Love Goddess Cake is a little complicated, but Art and Katrina have
made the recipe easy to follow. Just follow the instructions below, and serve
your Valentine a Love Goddess Cake on February 14th!
1 cup firmly packed Vosges Aztec Elixir Cocoa (or an unsweetened Dutch cocoa
2 cups water
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 cups sugar
2 vanilla beans, Mexican preferably, diced small
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter and flour one cookie sheet or
baking pan (with one-inch sides). Boil the water and add slowly to the cocoa
powder mix, whisk together until thoroughly combined. Set aside to cool.
Sift the flour together with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Soften the
butter, sugar, vanilla bean and vanilla extract in a bowl or electric mixer
fitted with a whisk. Mix for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add the sifted dry ingredients in thirds, alternating with the cocoa liquid in
seconds. Stir very slowly to prevent splatters of chocolate and flour.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until
the center is set. It should slightly resist the pressure of your finger. Let
the cake rest for 15 minutes before unmolding. Once remove from the cake pans,
let cool completely.