TWEED SQUARES

TWEED SQUARES

Chocolate Cake square photo
Photo by Phil_Parker

Ingredients:

Cake Base:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate, 2 grated, 2 for melting
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons margarine

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Beat butter and sugar very well. Add dry ingredients and milk, beat well. Fold two squares grated chocolate into batter. Next fold in two stiffly beaten egg whites.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Set aside to cool.

Ingredients:

Million Dollar Icing:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Method:

Beat butter and sugar very well until almost white. Add in milk, flour, and vanilla and beat well. Instead of condensed milk and warm water, whole or 2% milk can be used (6 tbsp)

Once cake base is cool, top with icing and melted chocolate.

Contributor’s note: Because icing is butter based, I trace out the shape of the pan containing the cake onto parchment paper, flip to the clean side, pour my chocolate, and then set in the freezer for a few minutes to cool completely. Once cool, flip the parchment, chocolate side down onto the icing topped cake and peel away parchment paper. Voila! Cut into squares and see who comes running first.

Chocolate Cake square photo
Photo by Colby Stopa