Sunday, 23 March 2014

Devil's Food Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Hey guys, and Happy Pakistan Day! To celebrate this day, I started to make a cake.

I planned for it to be green velvet, and was really confident about how it would turn out. So...
That was a big flop. I don't know how, but somehow I managed to turn it into this awesome devil's food chocolate cake that tastes exactly like cake mix. How did I do that?

And, somehow, this cake was ultimately for my aunt. Her dog, Dobby, gave birth to four adorable dogs just yesterday! They are soooo cute! I posted some pictures of them on Google+.


For the cake,
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda (DO NOT SKIP THIS)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup softened butter
3 eggs
For the frosting.
1 cup softened butter (NOT MELTED)
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp of milk, if needed

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees C or 180 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 cake pans. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside, too.
In a measuring cup, combine the buttermilk and vanilla, and, you know, set this aside!
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for two minutes after each egg. 
Alternate the flour mixture and milk mixture in five; flour, milk, flour, milk, flour. Working quickly, pour in your pans and chuck em' into the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

For the frosting, beat the butter for 5 minutes. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and milk if needed to reach the desired consistency.

If you want to stack your cakes like I did above, place a layer of cake on a cake spinner or cake surface. Spread a thin layer of frosting on top, and then top with the other layer. Frost the entire cake thinly, but it dosen't have to be perfect because this is just a crumb coat. Freeze it for 30-45 minutes. 
Take it out of the freezer and apply your final layer of frosting. Add a border like above and decorate as desired. Serve. Important: you MUST eat minimum five slices. This cake is addicting.

Zoya ❦

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