Thursday, August 20, 2009

World's Best Chocolate Cake

This is a rich chocolate cake, the center is filled with heavy cream whipped together adding 2 tablespoon of unsweet cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of sugar...Chocolate curls for garnish. For variations, this cake is wonderful with sliced strawberries added to the middle layer.







This is a rich chocolate cake, the center is filled with heavy cream whipped together adding 2 tablespoon of unsweet cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of sugar...Chocolate curls for garnish. For variations, this cake is wonderful with sliced strawberries added to the middle layer.




Cake Batter

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup boiling water


CHOCOLATE FROSTING(recipe to follow)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round non stick pans or a bundt cake pan 13x9 or cupcakes.

Stir together sugars, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add the liquids except for boiling water, beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
Pour batter into pans of choice . Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Completely cool, frosting below.

Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar or more to add extra if using to decorate in parchment bag
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating till consistency is easy to spread. Add small amount additional heavy cream and confectionery sugar to desired thickness, if needed. Stir in extracts. decorate with almonds, chocolate curls, sprinkle or just plain.

10 comments:

MaryMoh said...

wow...that choc cake looks so gorgeous and tempting! I would love to make. Just wonder how to eat & yet not put on weight....hmmm. Thx for the recipe.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I'm almost tempted to suggest this for my birthday cake but then I couldn't have brownies, and I almost always have brownies on my birthday.

citronetvanille said...

That is a good looking piece of cake!! Love it.

Sunshine Mom said...

oh, wow, that looks good!!! I am always on the lookout for new chocolate cake recipes. Have you ever tried adding a bit of instant coffee to the boiling water? I love to do that, but I'm going to make your cake without. Sounds perfect just the way it is! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I don't bake a lot, but I'm saving this recipe... :) Sounds delicious!

Kamran Siddiqi said...

Looks great! :D I love chocolate cake! heck, I love anything with chocolate!

Jessie said...

great chocolate cake, totally digging the frosting and sprinkles!

lululu said...

i've been thinking about what kinda cake im making for my son's very first bday (though he's not gonna eat much), i will definitely think about making yours. delicious!

Debby Davis said...

This looks great....I have to try it.

Karine said...

This chocolate cake looks so yummy! Can I have a piece?