Friday 23 June 2023

Chocolate Cake || How To Make Chocolate Cake

 


 

Chocolate Cake

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Hello I'm Sanskruti Chavan, a food blogger from Nagpur, India. Here I'll help you with simple recipes and hacks.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is a popular dessert that never goes out of style. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just craving a sweet treat, homemade chocolate cake is the ultimate indulgence. This comprehensive recipe will help you create a moist and delicious chocolate cake that is sure to impress your friends and family.

Ingredients:

For the cake:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup of hot water

For the chocolate frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Instruction:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment paper.

2. Sift all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Sifting helps remove lumps and ensures even mixing.

3. In another bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Whisk them together until well combined.

4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth and well mixed. Be careful not to overmix; stop once the ingredients are combined.

5. Pour in the hot water and stir until it is completely incorporated into the dough. The batter will be runny, but that's totally fine. Hot water helps create a moist cake.

6. Divide the dough evenly between the prepared cake forms.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Exact baking times may vary, so keep an eye on them. Rotate the pans halfway through for even baking.

8. Once the cakes are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then turn them out onto wire racks to cool completely.

9. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the chocolate frosting. In a bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.

10. Add unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract to the butter. First, beat on low speed to keep the powdered sugar from flying out of the bowl, then increase the speed and continue beating until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.

11. Once the cakes are completely cooled, you can start frosting them. Place one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a generous layer of frosting on top.

12. Carefully place the second cake layer on top and spread the top and sides of the entire cake with the remaining frosting. Use a spatula or icing trowel to achieve a smooth surface.

13. You can decorate the cake with chocolate shavings, sprinkles or other toppings of your choice for added flair.

Variations and tips:

- For a richer taste, consider using dark cocoa powder.
- To enhance the chocolate flavor in the cake, you can add a spoonful of instant coffee granules.
- Feel free to adjust the topping by adding chopped nuts, chocolate chips or a touch of espresso.

In conclusion, this homemade chocolate cake recipe is a wonderful treat for any occasion. With its moist and decadent texture, it will surely please you. Enjoy creating and sharing this delicious dessert with your loved ones!

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