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10 February 2017

The Best Chocolate Cake

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The Best Chocolate Cake





Quick and easy chocolate cake.
Recipe Source: My baking addiction,You can find the original recipe here.
Prep Time: 10 minutes .
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 8
Ingredients:
  1. All purpose flour- 1 and 3/4 cups
  2. Sugar - 2 cups
  3. Baking soda - 2 tsp
  4. Baking powder- 1 tsp
  5. Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
  6. Salt- 1/2 tsp
  7. Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
  8. Egg - 2
  9. Vanilla Extract - 2 tsp
  10. Buttermilk - 1 cup
  11. Freshly brewed hot Coffee - 1 cup
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.Line one 11 inch cake pan with parchment paper.In a mixing bowl,combine together all purpose flour,sugar,baking soda,baking powder,cocoa powder and salt.Mix well until well combined.
  • Add vegetable oil,eggs,vanilla extract and buttermilk.Gently mix using a wooden spoon or a whisk until combined.Do not over mix.
  • Pour in the hot coffee and mix gently until combined.( Do not over mix)The batter will be very thin.
  • Immediately transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.Allow it to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Frost the cake with chocolate ganache or chocolate butter cream.(I used chocolate ganache see notes).Divide the cake horizontally into two using a serrated knife.Place the first layer onto a cake plate and spread an even layer of the ganache leaving about 1/4" around the edges.Place the other cake layer on top.
  • Place a big dollop of ganache on the centre of the cake and spread it to the edges using an offset spatula.Frost the sides.
  • Smooth the sides using a bench scraper.Sprinkle grated chocolate on top if desired.
  • NOTES
    • To prepare chocolate ganache heat 1 cup of cream over medium flame.When it comes to a boil switch off the stove and add 1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate and stir well until smooth and creamy.Allow to cool to room temperature and use as desired. 
    • Instead of a single pan you could also use two 9" cake pans.




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