Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Searching like crazy for a quick and delicious chocolate cake for a dear friend’s birthday, we came across this gem – Moist Chocolate Cake found on foodess.com.

This cake is very versatile with the blogger saying that it is a great recipe for sheet cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes, etc.  The ingredients are likely to be found in your pantry and refrigerator so it really can be whipped up last minute.  This recipe really delivers! Thank you!

However, of course we modified it a bit, by leaving out the coffee for this particular time, but the modified recipe is below.  The original can be found at the link above.

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

    • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 cups granulated white sugar
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup buttermilk (or substitute by putting 1 tbsp white vinegar in a cup then filling the rest up with milk; let stand 5 minutes until thickened)
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch baking pans (or line with parchment paper circles) and set aside.

2. In the large bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract.

3. Pour batter evenly between the two pans and bake on middle rack of oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool 5 minutes in pans; run a butter knife around the edges of each cake and place on separate plates in order to cool completely.

4. Once the cakes are cooled, you are now ready to frost!  We took a different spin to the cake again here and whipped up some heavy whipping cream (add a little vanilla and powdered sugar), and sliced some strawberries.  We frosted the top of one of the layers, and sprinkled strawberries on top; place the other round cake on top, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and I always like a little extra whipping cream for people to put on top of their slice 😀

5. Slice the cake and enjoy!

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Turn off the lights and light the candles!

Turn off the lights and light the candles!

See you in the kitchen!

Katie

 

*UPDATE: I have had many many commenters requesting the frosting recipe – I did not record the measurements. It was simply softened butter beaten with unsweetened cocoa powder, icing sugar, a pinch of salt, vanilla extract and a splash of cream, adjusting the ingredients until I got the right consistency and sweetness. Happy Baking!

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