Recipe by Ms B.
I adopted this recipe. I had prepared it for a holiday function prior to the adoption. The comments from my original review stated, "This dense, rich chocolate cake is intensely moist. It baked perfectly and made a lovely layer cake. I will be using this recipe again for chocolate cake needs." The cake in my photo has Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, between the layers, and is frosted with Chocolate Frosting before being covered with my Chocolate Curls. It was a huge hit, and I have made this cake many, many times since.
Top Review by Nikoma
Not quite as chocolatey as I expected, but a fantastic chocolate cake! Next time I'll throw in some mini choco chips (just me though) My Fiance requested a 1 layer square chocolate cake for his friend's "leaving for a new job" lunch. So I made this in a 13x9, and baked about 40 minutes -perfecto! Frosted with chocolate whipped cream frosting (tastes like ice cream with your cake) He came home and actually used the word "phenomenal"!! His boss tried to steal the left overs and sneak home lol But I managed to get a piece. Used strong coffee for the water - that was my only alteration. For those who said the batter is thin - it's normal. I make several cupcake recipes this consistency. I had no troubles with rising and falling. All went great!
- 3⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup canola oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Mix cocoa and boiling water.
- Mix buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla together.
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Mix dry ingredients into buttermilk/oil mixture.
- Mix in cocoa.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in two greased and floured and parchment lined 9-inch round pans.
- Bake until tester comes out clean, approximately 30 minutes.