Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe I Have EVER Tried!

I have been on a non-blogging roll lately! But here is by far the best chocolate cake recipe I have tried! It's incredibly moist and decadently rich! I made this cake for my husband Poata's birthday, hence the happy birthday Poata on the cake ;) For the frosting I actually used 3 different kinds. Between each layer of cake are a layer of cream cheese frosting (recipe in previous posts), a layer of chocolate ganache (recipe also in previous posts) and then the frosting on the outside of the cake is a super rich and thick fudge like chocolate frosting (recipe follows). This recipe makes A LOT of cake!!

 Chocolate Cake:
2 sticks butter-melted
2 cups warm water
1 cup canola oil
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Melt Butter, add the water and oil. Set aside. In a large bowl (at least 6 quarts) add flour, sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk until there are no lumps. Add butter, water, oil mixture and mix until just blended. This will be very thick. Then add the eggs one at a time. Pour in buttermilk, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Mix until you have no lumps. Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. I made 6 layers but this could also make 3 thicker layers (bake for about 35 minutes at 350) or 36 cupcakes (bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350)

Fudge Frosting:
2 sticks butter, softened
12 oz. chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons coffee
1/2 cup milk or cream
In your electric mixer cream butter until smooth, about 3 minutes. Melt chocolate chips in microwave, if there are still little pieces unmelted stir until they melt so that you don't burn the chocolate in the microwave. Add the chocolate to the butter and beat until incorporated. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder slowly, the mixture will be VERY thick. With your mixture on low speed add the coffee and milk or cream, I used cream. Beat about 5 additional minutes. Add more or less milk depending on the consistency you desire.



darah. said...

Yuuuuummmmmmmm and thanks for posting the recipe! I was going to ask you for it!

Kami said...

I love that there's 3 different kind of frosting layered inside. I still haven't made any of these 'deliciousness' yet but when I do, I'll let you know how it goes :D

Kt said...

That sounds delicious!

Berlin said...

came across yur blog through my cousin KAMI..."Hi KAM!"lol....anyways, U are sooo talented and have the most cutest/beautiful/yummy looking creations :) the cookie monster cupcakes were SO CUTE, great ideas...keep up the GOOD work!