Cocoa

How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake


The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake is here. I call this my Matilda Cake because I swear it’s just as good as the cake that Bruce Bogtrotter ate in Matilda.

Moist, chocolaty perfection. This is the chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming of!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 45 minutes
Yield: 3 9-inch rounds

Ingredients
butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons salt
4 large eggs
1½ cups buttermilk
1½ cups warm water
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter three 9-inch cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess. (see cooking lesson below)
Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
Divide batter among the three pans. I found that it took just over 3 cups of the batter to divide it evenly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean).
Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool completely.
Frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
Notes
The better quality cocoa powder you use the better the cake will taste.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: enough frosting for a 3 tiered cake

Ingredients
1½ cups butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
7-8 cups powdered sugar
about ¼ cup milk (as needed)
Instructions
In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results
Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.
Notes
In the photos above, an extra dark cocoa powder was used in the frosting. Extra dark cocoa will result in a much darker, almost black frosting.

Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licens

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