Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mom's Chocolate Cake

Is there anything better than cake? How about the cake you remember your mom making when you were little? My mom made the best cakes, layers of moist, chocolaty cake and tons of creamy chocolate frosting. This cake although not my moms recipe tastes exactly the way I remember hers. 

Mom's Chocolate Cake
Recipe from Food and Wine

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
4 ounces un-sweeted chocolate
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 2 8" round pans with cooking spray and line the bottoms with parchment paper. In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 

In a medium saucepan combine the sugar with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil over high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a large bowl and then add the chocolate, butter. Let sit for a few minutes then stir until melted and slightly cooled. Stir in the vanilla. 
Beat the eggs into the chocolate mixture at medium speed, then add all at once the flour mixture and continue beating on medium until smooth. Pour the batter into the two pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cook in pans for 25 minutes and then remove from pan and cool completely. 

Frost cake and enjoy!

Frosting Recipe 

NOTES: I made a smaller cake and a few cupcakes, that is why I have 3 layers. I refrigerated my cake for transportation and so the frosting does not look super creamy here but it is when room temperature. 



Anonymous said...

That looks SO good.
My grandma made an incredible chocolate cake. Her secret ingredient was a little instant coffee, which makes the chocolate seem stronger. And sour cream. She put sour cream in EVERYTHING.
For frosting, I really like a cooked-flour frosting because you can make it so much less sugary. I find that buttercream is just too much sometimes. It's great for the first piece of cake, but when you go for seconds, you say, yikes, I'm on sugar overload! Who wants that? I want TWO pieces of cake!!

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