Chocolate Cake Recipe

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe and Chocolate Frosting Recipe are two awesome recipes that are perfect combination for an unforgettable chocolate cake indulgence.

Chocolate cakes are the most coveted of all cakes. This is simply because almost any food with chocolate in it is irresistable. Who would not want to indulge in this sweet and creamy dessert? Each bite of a chocolate cake will bring back memories of your childhood when you used to eat all the chocolates you can have.

Here are recipes for chocolate cakes that you have always wanted to bake and eat. Here is my Mom’s Chocolate Cake Recipe.

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

The chocolate cake is not just delicious; it is also believed to be nutritious. Chocolates are made from cocoa which are rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are a type of anti-oxidants that make your skin glow and fight degenerative diseases such as cancer. This is by far the best chocolate recipe that I have tried. To make it more luscious, I used milk chocolate instead of buttermilk chocolate.

The chopped chocolate and coffee will thin out the batter, thus giving a moist and lighter cake. This will yield two-10 inch round cakes.

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/4 cups hot brewed or instant coffee
2 cups of all-purpose flour (sift the flour first before measuring)
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder (unsweetened)
3 cups granulated sugar2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, room temp.
3/4 cups oil
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (if there is no buttermilk available, add 2 tsp. of vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two round 10-inch cake pan with wax paper.
2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs on high until they are light and lemon colored. Add the rest of the ingredients until well combined.
3. Next, add the hot mixture of chocolate and coffee. This will make the batter thin. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 300 degrees for 1 hour or until the cake springs back when pressed.
4. Let cool on a wire rack. Remove from pan and discard the wax paper.

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Ganache or Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can also be used to frost various desserts like ├ęclairs, puffs and even fruits.

1 cup all-purpose cream
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar2 tablespoons corn syrup
500 grams semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

1. In a sauce pan, boil the cream, sugar and corn syrup.
2. In a mixing bowl, put the chopped chocolate and pour in the boiling cream mixture.
3. Stir the ganache until well combined and add the melted butter for added sheen.

To Assemble the Cake:
1. Place a wire rack on top of the jelly roll pan.
2. Fill one cake with the chocolate frosting and put the other cake on top of the other.
3. Pour the rest of the chocolate frosting on the cake. Let the frosting drip to ensure even distribution.
4. Pipe the cake with borders if desired on put fresh strawberries as garnish.
5. Chill before serving into slices.

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A Classic Version of the Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Now, here is another one of the chocolate cake recipes that will you will be proud to serve. This cake is moist and tender. This has a mashed potato used as an extender and also aids in the moisture of the cake.

1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup of granulated sugar2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed potato
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit and grease and line a 9 inch cake pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. In another bowl, place the mashed potato and gradually pour in the buttermilk and mix well.
5. Whisk in the potato mixture into the egg mixture. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix until all the ingredients are combined very well.
6. Pour into prepared pans and bake at preheated oven for 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the thickest part of the cake. Let cool and serve with frosting.
7. To make orange-flavored cake, you can replace the cinnamon to 2 teaspoons of orange zest.

Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

If you do not have semi-sweet chocolates in your kitchen, do not fret. You can still make a very easy chocolate frosting.

4 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 200 ml can of condensed milk
2 tablespoons of melted butter

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat on low fire and let the cocoa dissolve completely. Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon or wire whisk.
2. Remove from heat and let cool a little. Pour over the baked cake.

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To achieve a moist cake, make sure not to overbeat the batter. Tap the cake pan once or twice before putting it inside the oven to avoid formation of little holes on the cake when baked. Check the temperature of the oven, improper oven temperature could destroy your cake. This article contains the best chocolate cake recipe accompanied by chocolate frosting recipe. You might also want to try to make all the above to become cupcake recipes.

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