Thursday, April 28, 2016

Famous Brick Street Cake

A few months ago I started seeing Famous Brick Street Cake all over Pinterest and although it looked fabulous the recipes stated that it could only be made in a convection oven, which I do not have. So I pinned it away for a later day when I did. Then I noticed that there were new pins stating that you could indeed make in in a regular oven. Boy am I glad that someone figured that out!
This cake is so good that I can see why it is famous. It is a thick, dense, moist cake with a deep rich chocolate flavor and the fudge-like frosting that just adds another dimension to the goodness. I apologize for the photos, it has been ugly and raining so I cannot take good photos. You will have to trust me that this cake is delicious and good looking.

Brick Street Cake
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of butter softened,
3 large eggs
21/2 cups cake flour
1 cup  unsweetened cocoa, sifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup instant chocolate pudding mix(small box)
2/12 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl, then beat in eggs one at a time.
Then mix in cake flour, pudding, baking soda, salt, buttermilk. Add the chocolate chips and stir. Pour into greased tube pan and bake for 30 minutes. Then LOWER the oven temperature to 300 and bake for another 30-40 minutes. It is best to check at the 1 hour mark so you do not over bake the cake. Check for doneness with a toothpick or cake tester. Remove from oven, let cool completely then frost.

Frosting Directions:

In a saucepan heat  butter, water and vanilla extract until melted. Add the cocoa and stir until smooth, then add sifted powdered sugar and stir. Add heavy cream until you get the consistency that you like. Pour over cooled cake. Icing hardens as it cools.

I LOVE this cake, and the icing. It is so delicious and the icing is like melted fudge. I seriously could just scoop up the frosting and eat it!


Linking to:

The Scoop
Talk of the Town
Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesday
The Essence of Home