Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chocolate Deliciousness!

In search of a delicious chocolate cake, I came across this recipe at

The taste is phenomenal, but the cakes out of the oven are not very pretty. I made little 6" rounds and the center of the cakes fell. I had to fill them with a bunch of icing, but after they were all iced you couldn't tell that they had a big sunken hole in the middle.

But back to the taste; this cake is really dense and really moist. It is deelicious!

Re: the frosting. This is the frosting recipe the cake came with. I am not 100% sold on it, but it's not bad. I want to find something a little less sweet, especially since this cake is so rich.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Blend the following ingredients together:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa *I used half Ghirardelli's Sweet Chocolate and Cocoa, and half dutch cocoa)
1-1/2 Teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
3/4 Teaspoon salt
Stir in:
1/2 cup melted salted butter
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat on medium speed until well incorporated then turn mixer to slowest speed and add:
1 cup boiling water

Pour into buttered and floured 9 x 13 baking pan.
Bake until done (I did about 25 minutes for 6" rounds.) If you gently insert a wooden tooth pick and it comes out clean it is done. Don't be alarmed if the cake appears to fall just a bit, that is normal and can be filled with frosting. You know my motto when it comes to cake. "A cake is only as good as its frosting is thick!" Cool cake completely before frosting.

I use this recipe to frost the one of the cakes I usually make. If you make it all up you can save what you don't use in a plastic bag refrigerated for along time. Good for brownies, sugar cookies, graham crackers, and some of us consider it finger food.
Gently blend together
2 pounds powdered sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
In small pieces add:
1/2 pound (2 squares) softened butter
3 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 to 2 cups of heavy whipping cream (This will depend on the thickness of the cream.)
Turn to high speed and whip for approx. 3 minutes.


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