Today I thought I would share with you the receipe I use to create a super rich and moist chocolate cake. This is not one for everyday as it’s really very naughty, but is perfect for birthdays and other celebrations. As it was my sons birthday yesterday this was the perfect excuse to make one.
I came across this recipie when searching for a moist chocolate cake recipie, the original can be found here on foodess.com. This is an American recipie so I had to do a bit of research to check certain ingredients and temperature settings, I don’t know about you but if you start talking celcius to me I haven’t got a clue.
I thought it would be a good idea to share the adapted version for my British readers if like me you get a bit confused with Amercan terminology. I’ve stuck to the cup method though as it’s a huge time saver not having to worry about weighing ingredients.
I have tried this recipie with both buttermilk and the milk and white wine vinegar substitute, I can confirm it works both ways equally well.
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
3/4 teaspoons table salt
1 cup buttermilk or (1 cup milk and 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, allowed to stand for 5 minutes)
1/2 cup melted butter.
1 cup hot coffee.
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla esscence, melted butter, buttermilk, and eggs to bowl. Mix well for approximately 3 minutes.
3. Add the hot coffee and stir in, don’t be alarmed if you think it looks too runny, it’s supposed to be.
4. Pour mixture into 2 greased and lined cake tins. Bake in oven for approx 35 minutes. When done poke with a skewer, if it comes away clean your cake is ready, otherwise pop it back in the oven for a couple more minutes. If you feel top of cake is getting a bit brown cover with a sheet of tin foil for rest of cooking.
5. Allow to cool in tin for ten minutes, then turn out into wired rack to finish cooling. Once completely cool decorate as you wish. Jed wanted a Minecraft cake, and this is how it turned out.
Let me know if you give this recipie ago. Feel free to share any baking tips in comments.
Bye for now, Katy 🙂