Wow, what an awesome cake. I'm not a huge fan of chocolate cake but thought I'd make this for our family easter lunch yesterday. Definately the best chocolate cake I've ever had and everyone else raved about it too. I greased, sugared and floured my tin which gave a lovely sugar crust to the cake which was great as I didn't ice the cake just served it with whipped cream. Thanks for such a great recipe Marg.
I made a three layer cake with this recipe for Thanksgiving with Kittencal's chocolate icing recipe and fresh raspberry sauce. It was a huge hit! The cake it amazingly moist! I snuck in just a peck of ground red pepper to give it a tiny punch. Only a few people picked up on it, but those that did loved the extra something. Thanks!
Very good moist chocolate cake! I used 2/3 cups hot water and made cup cakes with the batter and had no trouble with the centre falling.This was very good with a Vanilla Icing!
Yum!!! I've made the cake 4 times now. Though I've had a few problems with the center falling, I've found that using 2/3 cup boiling water worked best for me. This time I made it with cake flour to see if it helped with the center (1 & 3/4 cup + 2 1/2 tbls.) It worked. Love the recipe! I pair this with Satin Chocolate frosting #12176. Beautiful & Scrumptious!
You want chocolate? This cake delivers deep luscious chocolate in every bite. My son asked for a deep dark chocolate cake with rich dark chocolate icing for his 18th birthday. This fit the bill. I was one happy mama because this recipe made the birthday boy very happy. :) The icing I used was the one suggested. Mmmm, these two recipes go so well together. There is one little change I will make next time. I plan on replacing the boiling water called for with piping hot coffee. One other little thing...I'll be sure to use wax paper rounds in the bottom of my pans. It makes it much easier to get the cake out of the pan. To do this, just trace the bottom of your pan onto wax paper and trim away the excess.
Hi this looks so amazing...but I wanted to know..as you have varied between 2/3 and 1 cup for the hot water can you give me a little more help...as in what consistency should I be looking for before adding less or more water. Thanks can't wait to try it!
This is an excellent quick and easy chocolate cake. I toned down the sugar slightly to balance out the creamy sweet cream cheese frosting. The cake came out perfect the first time. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Now village and city folk from Yunnan, China are enjoying your cake as well.
My first review mentioned I used the frosting recipe too, lol. There is no frosting recipe here. Now I don't remember where I got the frosting recipe from! Either way, this cake was AMAZING!!!!!!!!
I used whole wheat organic flower and the cake had an awful taste and the dough stuck to the pan. It also didn't rise much. I couldn't get the end product out of the pan, it just crumbled and broke apart. Maybe it was the flour I used. I will use plain white unbleached flour next time to see if I get different results.
Was simply delicious.......best chocolate cake ever......loved it...