Monday, January 27, 2014

National Chocolate Cake Day

I love a holiday and if it includes chocolate even more so. Today is National Chocolate Cake Day, yes there is such a day as well as National Cream Puff Day, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and more.

To celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day I made a scrumptious Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting. 

Recipe from The Joy of Baking

2 cups of white sugar
13/4 cup flour
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
11/2 tsp. baking powder
11/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana( about 2-3 bananas)
1 cup of warm water
1/2 cup of milk 
1/2 cup of oil(canola, safflower, corn)
1/12 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder. Set aside. In another bowl whisk the eggs, bananas, water, milk, oil and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisked until combined. Pour batter into prepared 9 x 13 inch prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. 

Let cool and then frost

From the Savory Sweet Life

2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
31/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt 
2 tsp. vanilla
4 tablespoons of heavy cream

In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream the butter for a few minutes. Add the powdered sugar, salt  and the cocoa powder and mix on LOW until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to medium high and add vanilla and heavy cream until desired spreading consistency.

Did you make anything for National Chocolate Cake Day? If so please share you recipe I would love to try it. 

Have a great week. 


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

No, but maybe tomorrow.

greenthumb said...

Looks so good I'm making it this week sound good for the lunch box.