DIVERGENT DAUNTLESS CAKE – NERDY NUMMIES

Hey guys, it’s Ro Welcome to Nerdy Nummies! Today we are going to be making something Divergent themed because I got so many requests to do something

I’m currently reading the books, I love them, I’m on chapter 18! Heyyyyyyy! And I thought it would be so much fun because they talk about the chocolate cake from the dauntless faction So today, we are gonna be making Dauntless Chocolate cake Let’s get started! The things you will need, will be: 2 cups of regular flour, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar, 1/2 a cup of dark brown sugar, not to be confused with light brown sugar You’ll need the dark brown sugar for this recipe 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 eeeeggs, 1/2 a cup of sour cream, 1 cup of water and a cup of butter which is 2 sh-ticks, and a big mixing bowl

Let’s put it all together! The first thing that we’re gonna do is whisk together all of our dry ingredients We’re gonna be like Dauntless and be a ‘whisk’ taker! Ah-ah-ah-ahahahah! OK, so you’re gonna take your flour, put it in the bowl, and your sugar, and the cocoa powder, and some mo’ sugar A little bit of salt, boom! And baking soda Once you’ve got your dry ingredients mixed together, you’re gonna take a saucepan and your 1 cup of water, pour it in there And your cup of butter, Oh! AAAAAH! Ahahaha! You’re gonna put it on the stove and bring it to a boil

Now we’re gonna slowly mix everything together, starting with our dry ingredients into our electric mixer, then we’re gonna add the butter and hot water It’s hot, be careful! We’re gonna add our 2 eggs, vanilla, and our sour cream Now we’re just gonna mix it up until everything is smooth and combined Once your batter is all mixed up, you’re gonna take 2-8 inch round pans and a little bit of butter, and you’re gonna use the butter to grease the inside of your pan, because we don’t want it to stick We’re gonna make a layered cake

Now I’m going to attempt to evenly pour the batter between the 2 pans You’re gonna want to fill them about 3/4 full, allowing them a little bit of space to rise in the oven Now you’re gonna put these cakes in the oven at 350 and bake them for about 35 minutes And, while these are baking we’re gonna make some decoration flames, for Dauntless! For the decorations, we’re gonna be making fire glass candy The things that you will need, will be: 2 cups of regular sugar, 3/4 cup of corn syrup, I use this brand, I’m not really sure which one, just make sure it’s the light corn syrup which is clear

You’re gonna need orange food coloring dye, for the flames and I’m using orange extract for flavoring, but you can use anything you’d like, like hots, something cinnamon if you’d like, but I like orange and chocolate combined, orange chocolate truffles are amazing! You’re also gonna need 1/2 a cup of water, a medium sized saucepan and a candy thermometer The 1st thing that you’re gonna do is combine your sugar and your corn syrup, and water into your medium sized saucepan Then you’re gonna take this pan over to the stove and bring it to a boil at 285 degrees, and as soon as it’s done boiling you’re gonna remove it from the heat and we’ll add a teaspoon of orange extract and food coloring Once your hot candy is ready you’re gonna take a baking sheet and I took a piece of aluminum foil, put it down so that it won’t mess up your baking sheet And you’re gonna spray it with baking spray, so that it’s nice and smooth

Then you're just gonna pour your liquid glass candy onto the sheet Here we go! Smells like fresh orange in here Now you’re gonna let this sit for 30 minutes to harden at room temperature, and while it’s hardening, we’re going to frost our cakes Our cakes are fresh out of the oven and I’ve leveled both of them, make sure they’ve had plenty of time to cool before you do this, otherwise they will just fall apart! And, I just put it on top of this little tray, and the spinner Pew-pew-pew-pew! And now we’re gonna frost them and stack them

Here I’ve got a bunch of milk chocolate buttercream frosting, I’m just gonna… Dew-dew-dew! Put it right on top I’m gonna take my must-patula and I’m gonna spread it around And then, I’m gonna take a little bit of Oreo crumbs What you do is you separate your Oreos, you take out the middle part, I usually eat it, and then you blend them up in the blender I’m just gonna sprinkle, just a little bit, not too much

And, I’m gonna flip it upside down so that the flat, the bottom of the cake is gonna be facing up Oooop! Now we’re just gonna frost the entire cake, I’m just gonna squeeze out the frosting and then smooth it out with my must-patula Once you’ve got your cake all frosted, beyooooo! We’re just gonna stick it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to chill While our cake is in the freezer, we are gonna break up our glass candy, this is the fun part! You’re gonna take a piece of wax paper, put it right on top, and this is so you’re not directly slamming your hammer on top of your glass candy This makes it OK

Alright here we go, you’re just gonna do 1 or 2 big hits to get big pieces of glass candy Here’s the 1st one Oooooooh! That was good! And 2 OK, now you’re just gonna take your little pieces and put them over here, oh these look awesome! Time for my favorite part! It’s time to decorate! I love this! So we’ve got our chocolate Dauntless Cake and then we’ve got some rock candy, they look like this I found these at the grocery store but if you can’t find ‘em, that’s fine, ‘cause we’ve also got some ground up Oreo crumbs that will look like coal, very Dauntless

And then we’ve got some cream filled wafers, these are filled with fudge chocolate So they look just like campfire logs! So I’m just spooning a little bit of Oreo crumbs, and I’m putting it all the way around Now I’m gonna take some Oreos and put it on top of the cake because we’re gonna build a little fire up here Now we’re gonna take a bunch of these, and we’re gonna cut them in half and we’re gonna put them all around in a circle Alright, we’ve got camp logs on there, now we’re just gonna pick up our little fire glass candy, and put it straight down into the cake

Now you’re just gonna add little pieces here and there, making it however you would like Now for final touches we’re just gonna add some of these little rock candies in-between the logs to look like coals Ta-da! Here is our Dauntless themed chocolate cake, I hope you guys liked it! And thank you for suggesting something Divergent! I loved making this cake! And, it’s a little bit versatile because it can also be used for a campfire cake, or in a lot of MMO games you can make campfires, so this would be a cute idea for that Dee-dee-dee-dee-dee! It smells delicious, oh my gosh! I will be posting a lot of pictures on my Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook… Did I already say Facebook? And, if you make this cake, please send me pictures I love to re-blog them and re-post them

I just get a big kick out of it, I love seeing your baking creations If you have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know! Leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen! Alright, thanks again you guys! Bye-bye!

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