Friday, August 29, 2008

moist delicious chocolate cake ...

so last weekend as part of the doorknob throwdown i made my dishes, but also made myself one of my favorite chocolate cakes. the original recipe is a chocolate cake with chocolate/coffee frosting. while delicious, i prefer non-chocolate frostings, so i concocted a coconut butter cream frosting instead.

here's the recipe (modified from ina garten's chocolate cake recipe):
  • 1 3/4c flour
  • 2c sugar
  • 1c cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1c buttermilk
  • 1/2c veggie oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1c deep dark rich french roast brewed hot coffee
sift dry ingredients and combine and set mixer on low. in a seperate bowl, combine all wet ingredients (except coffee). add wet into dry ingredients and once combined, slowly add in coffee. 350degree oven for about 30-35 mins. let cool.

frosting:
  • 3 sticks of room temperature butter
  • 1.5tsp vanilla extract
  • 1c confectioners sugar
  • 1.5tbsp cocunut syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
in a mixer, mix butter on low, add in vanilla, coconut syrup and half sugar and allow to blend. slowly add in coconut milk and remaining sugar alternating between the two.

somehow i managed to not snap any pictures this past weekend of the cake i ate, but i did also make these as cupcakes previously and topped them with coconut:

1 comment:

itsasecret said...

I have an awesome recipe for chocolate cake but I am way too lazy to make it. I'll give it to you if you promise to make it and give me some... deal?