Monday, 28 October 2013

Perfect Chocolate Cake

   Hey! Great to post again. Sorry that I forgot to post yesterday; I had waaaay too much homework! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Gotta put a speed bump there. And I'm math prefect. And in a play.
   So, I guess that's my school life for ya ;). 
   Now onto this new post. A perfect chocolate cake. I decided to post this because my birthday is soon, November 14th.
A chocolate cake iced with coffee frosting.
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Makes one 2-layered cake
For the cake:
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) room temperature (preferably unsalted) butter or canola oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed very dark brown sugar
1 cup sour cream or heavy cream + 1 T vinegar
1 T vanilla extract or vanilla essence 
2 eggs
3/4 cup natural cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
For the coffee frosting:
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 tbsp milk
4 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp VERY STRONG brewed coffee

Dissolve the cocoa in the hot water, set aside.
Cream the first 6 and last 2 ingredients in a bowl.
SLOWLY add the HOT cocoa mixture into the bowl and mix well.
Sift in the flour and fold in.
Preheat your oven to 350 F/180.
Divide your batter evenly among your two GREASED  cake pans.
Bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the cakes comes out completely clean.
Allow them to cool completely.

Beat the butter until it turns creamy and white.
SLOWLY add in the icing sugar and coffee.

Decorate the cake however you want! 
Zoie ;)

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