Saturday, May 31, 2014

BEST chocolate cake

All glory to These Peas are Hollow. Great recipe blog!

Devils Food Chocolate Cake
Prepare cake pan - two 9'' pans or 1 9x13

3 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup flour (all purpose)
1 1/8 cups cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup hot chocolate
1/4 amaretto liqueur (optional)

In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil.  Add eggs one at at time, whisking after each egg.  Add the buttermilk and vanilla and whisk till combined thoroughly.

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt in your mixing bowl.  Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix or whisk to combine.  Add the hot liquid and optional amaretto till incorporated.

Fill pans and bake till toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean and springs back to the touch.  About 30 minutes on round pans - 40 on larger cake.  Let cool completely.

The originator of the recipe has extra tips for decorating with ganache and strawberries.  We topped with whipped cream and berries while still yummy. Incredibly moist.

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