Really GREAT Chocolate Cake January 02 2014, 0 Comments

Really Great Chocolate Cake

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 ½ t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 T. espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour two 9” cake pans. Add all dry ingredients, except sugar, to mixer bowl and stir to combine. Add all other ingredients, except boiling water, and mix to combine.  Slow mixer and carefully add the boiling water.  Mix batter on high speed for a minute. Pour the batter into the two cake pans evenly and bake for 30-35 minutes. Toothpick check for doneness. Let cool a bit then remove from pans and cool completely.   

Chocolate Butter Cream

  • 2 ½ sticks of butter at room temp.
  • ¾ cup natural cocoa.
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. espresso powder

Add cocoa and softened butter to stand mixer.  Cream together until well combined. Add sugar and cream in four alternating additions, mixing well between adds.  After all additions mix at high speed for about a minute. Add vanilla and espresso powder and combine well.

Frost the cooled cake as you would like.