RECIPE FOR A DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE CAKE

March 4th, 2014

Most people love the rich, creamy, and luscious taste of a chocolate cake. Made at home or ordered from a chocolate cake delivery store, the cake will be loved by one and all.

What to look for in a chocolate cake? 1. Chocolate flavor- the cake must be loaded with chocolate flavor. 2. Moisture: Very few people like dry texture of cakes. 3. Texture of crumbs: they must be fluffy and soft. 4. Frosting: A super frosting is equally important as a fantastic cake.

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1& 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil (vegetable)
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1  tsp baking powder

Method:

  • Switch on oven till 350 degrees. Apply butter to 2 round pans of 8 inches each. Line the pans with parchment paper and then butter and flour the pans.
  • Sift together baking powder, cocoa, baking soda, sugar, flour and salt into an electric mixer’s bowl and mix at low speed.
  • In another bowl,  mix the vanilla, eggs, oil and buttermilk
  • Keeping the mixer on low speed, combine wet ingredients with dry ones.
  • Continuing on low speed, stir in coffee using a rubber spatula to scrape the bottom.
  • Spread batter inside the two pans. Bake for half an hour till a tooth pick inserted into the cake emerges clean. Cool for half an hour in pan and then turn it over into a cooling rack.
  • Keep one layer on a plate. Spread the frosting on top using a knife or a spatula. Place second layer on top and cover complete cake with frosting.

Recipe for chocolate frosting:

Ingredients:

  • 6 ozz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • ½ pound butter (unsalted)
  • 1  & 1/4 cup sugar (powdered)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Method:

Chop the chocolate and keep in a heat proof bowl over a pan of boiling water.  Stir till melted and keep aside to cool. Beat butter on medium speed in an electric mixer for 3 minutes till it becomes fluffy and light yellow. Add vanilla and egg yolk, and blend for 3 more minutes. Turn mixer to low speed, and add in powdered sugar. Blend till mix is creamy and smooth. Add chocolate to this mix, and blend well. Take care not to whip, and apply the icing on the cake as soon as possible.

Alternative recipe for chocolate butter cream frosting:

Ingredients

1 &1/2 cup butter

2Tbsp plus   3 &3/4 cups sugar (powdered)

½ cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder

3-4 tbsp heavy cream

1 tsp extract of vanilla

Method:

Whip butter in moderate speed in an electric stand mixture till fluffy and pale for around 6-8 minutes. Add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Also, add 3 tbsp heavy cream and extract of vanilla. Blend at low speed and scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally. Increase speed, and whip till mix is fluffy and light for 4-5 minutes. Apply this frosting over the cake.

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