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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


A friend requested a chocolate cake. A really, really, chocolate, chocolate cake. If you've ever had a craving for a super moist, super chocolatey cake this is the one to try. Don't let the addition of coffee throw you. You won't taste it, I promise. I dislike coffee with a passion, so trust me when I tell you, if it was noticeable, I'd know it. If you don't have coffee in the house, simply use 1 cup hot water.

The butter cream frosting is the tried and true recipe found on the Domino's confectioner's sugar box that I've used for years. I made a little extra to make sure this cake was the Ultimate.

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 T. vanilla extract
1 cup hot coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour two 9 inch baking pans and set aside.

In the large bowl of a standing mixer, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract and beat until smooth (about 3 minutes).

Remove bowl from mixer and stir in hot coffee with a rubber spatula.  Batter will be very runny.

Pour batter evenly between the two pans and bake on middle rack of oven for about 35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and just a few moist crumbs attached.

Allow to cool 15 minutes in pans, then run a butter knife around the edges of each cake. Place a wire cooling rack over top of each pan.

Wearing oven mitts, using both hands to hold the racks in place while flipping the cakes over onto the racks. Set the racks down and gently thump on the bottom of the pans until the cakes release. Cool completely before frosting. From foodess.com

For the frosting:
3 3/4 cups (1 lb. box) Domino® Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
3 to 4 T. milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1/3 cup Cocoa powder
 
In a large bowl with electric mixer at low speed, combine sugar, butter, milk, cocoa, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency.

1 comment:

  1. my husband LOVES chocolate so much, he'd be flipping out right now if he had a slice of this

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