Monday, February 18, 2013

Cocoa Buttermilk Cake with Cocoa Mascarpone Frosting



Good morning! I hope that your week is starting off well. If not this recipe for Cocoa Buttermilk cake with Cocoa Mascrapone Frosting, may give your spirits a lift. I found it on the Better Homes and Gardens website and it is DELICIOUS!





Dark Cocoa Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of butter at room temperature
3 eggs at room temperature
21/3 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp of vanilla
11/2 cups of buttermilk or sour milk


Directions:

Grease one 13 x 9 inch pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350. Then in a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, mix and set aside.

In bowl of a mixer, beat butter on high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and brown sugar, beat until combined. Scrape sides of bowl and beat another 2 minutes. Add eggs on at a time, beating well after each addition, then add vanilla.

Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar egg mixture, on low speed just until combined, then beat an additional 20 seconds. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 40-45 minutes. Check after 35 minutes as your oven may run hotter than mine. Check with a toothpick to be sure it is done. Once cooled spread with frosting.


Cocoa Mascarpone Frosting
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:

4 oz of mascarpone cheese softened
1/2 cup of butter softened
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
41/2 cups of powdered sugar

Directions:

In a large bowl combine mascarpone cheese, and butter, cocoa powder, heavy cream and vanilla, beat until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and continue to mix on LOW until smooth. Add additional cream to make it the consistency that you like.



This cake is moist, easy to make and scrumptious. And the frosting is creamy and so chocolaty, almost like fudge. 



I hope you try it and if you do let me know what you think!



Enjoy your day!

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4 comments:

AndiWinslow said...

It looks so good, it's 6am and I would love a bite of your cake! andi

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Looks yummy. There's just something magical about adding chocolate and buttermilk in a cake!

Annesphamily said...

Oh this wonderful looking cake must taste dreamy! Once I get over this nasty bug I have I am going to bake something like this! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Guthrie said...

This looks so! I love Mascrapone I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. Food Blog