Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book Cooks, Week Five

This week we read Thunder Cake and made thunder cupcakes with chocolate butter frosting.

Recipe from Patricia Polacco's website (with several variations):

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together one at a time:

1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs (you do not need to separate the eggs)
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup pureed tomatoes

Sift together:

21/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup dry cocoa
11/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Mix dry mixture into creamy mixture.

Bake in two greased and floured 8 1/2 inch pans at 350 degree for
35 to 40 minutes. (We made two dozen cupcakes and baked for 20-25 minutes.)

Frost with chocolate butter frosting. Top with

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