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Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever}
 
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Chocolate Cake with decadent Chocolate Frosting that will quickly become your favorite!
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Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • 1½ cups butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
  2. For the cake:
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  5. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
  7. Frost cake with Chocolate Frosting.
  8. For the Chocolate Frosting:
  9. Add cocoa to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Whisk through to remove any lumps.
  10. Cream together butter and cocoa powder until well-combined.
  11. Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added.
  12. Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well.
  13. If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. If it appears to wet and does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.



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by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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Whereismymind
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM
1 mom liked this
Yum!
Whereismymind
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM
My favorite non homemade chocolate cake is from Costco it is amazing!
slw123
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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Yum!  Someone should make that for me.

mandee1503
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Costco has a lot of good desserts.

Quoting Whereismymind: My favorite non homemade chocolate cake is from Costco it is amazing!
mandee1503
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Lol. I was thinking the same thing.

Quoting slw123:

Yum!  Someone should make that for me.

Whereismymind
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM
1 mom liked this

Haha,one for me too ;)

Quoting mandee1503: Lol. I was thinking the same thing.

Quoting slw123:

Yum!  Someone should make that for me.


LindaClement
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM
1 mom liked this

looks like the Rombauer cake from Joy of Cooking. I make it every year for dd#2's birthday... it makes a very good black forest cake, too, drizzled with kirsch and filled and frosted with cherries and whipped cream...

mandee1503
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM
1 mom liked this

your recipe sounds good too!

Quoting LindaClement:

looks like the Rombauer cake from Joy of Cooking. I make it every year for dd#2's birthday... it makes a very good black forest cake, too, drizzled with kirsch and filled and frosted with cherries and whipped cream...


dusky_rose
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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Oh yum! Who is baking this and save me a piece? LOL


mandee1503
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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Take a number! Lol

Quoting dusky_rose:

Oh yum! Who is baking this and save me a piece? LOL

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