Ultimative Chocolate Cake

Mai 2, 2018 by Sarah Moniri

 

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I tried many chocolate cake recipes in my life and even though it's just chocolate - you can do many things wrong. Besides my grandmas recipe this is my go-to. It never went wrong, it's juicy and perfect for fancy cakes. Everybody is crazy about this cake! My high school friends, my college friends and my family!! The frosting is in my opinion the best frosting on this earth. It's creamy but not too sweet!

For a 15 cm round cake: 

2 cups/ 240 grams flour
2 cups/ 350 grams sugar
3/4 cup/85 grams cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup/ 240 ml  buttermilk
1/2 cup/ 120 ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup/ 240 ml strong coffee

For the Frosting:

270 grams / 9,5 oz cream cheese                                                                                                                              200 grams / 7 oz dark chocolate 
70 grams / 2,5 oz utter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1.Combine all the dry ingredients. Take another bowl and whisk all the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones. Whisk to combine. Pour into two round baking pans! Or one after the other incase you only have one pan. Bake at 350°F/ 175 C for 35 minutes. 

2. Melt the chocolate over a water bath. Let it cool but it still has to be fluid! Whisk the butter and add the cream cheese until its a homogene mass. Pour in the chocolate and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Put a layer of frosting between the cakes and frost the rest of the cake with your preferred technique. 

happy baking 

-xo Sarah!

 

 

 

TAGS: cake, chocolate , chocolate cake, dessert