Chocolate is amazing. This pregnancy I have been craving it…totally a guilty pleasure. My grandfather had his 87th birthday this month and since I am in Washington I took it as an excuse ( I know selfish of me right?) to make a chocolate cake for him! I found a recipe on pinterest that you can find here, but made a few adjustments to it and it turned out to be absolutely amazing. Yes it has a lot of chocolate, but it doesn’t have that sugary taste of a store bought cake. It’s rich, but it is the most delicious chocolate cake you could ever taste. The frosting is almost like a mousse. If you need to make a cake for someone, (yes even you count as a someone) this is the one to try!
Dry ingredients…..and chocolate (cocoa is chocolate)!
Mixing and mixing. You actually add coffee to the mix, which I have never done before, and it seriously adds some texture and flavor to it!
Just out of the oven….it smelled amazing…like chocolate.
The amount the recipe made actually is for three layers. Because we were having a small party I thought that would be a little excessive. I kept the extra cake at home….to eat later….
The frosting uses some serious butter.
And of course the chocolate….
There’s also cream cheese and cocoa in there too. the creamiest and smoothest frosting I have ever made. Hands down
The End. Happy Baking! Chocolate Chocolate Cake
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup hot coffee
Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 8 inch round pans. In large bowl mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk oil and vanilla into bowl and stir. Add coffee to mixture and beat until smooth. Pour batter into baking pans and bake 30 mins.
Smooth Chocolate Frosting
1/2 bag semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons sweetened cocoa
6 tablespoons boiling water
1 1/2 cup butter
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Place cocoa in boiling water and let sit until dissolved. Melt chocolate and shortening in bowl then set aside until cool. Beat butter and powdered sugar until mixed and fluffy. While cocoa is still sitting add cream cheese and stir until combined. In butter/sugar bowl add the melted chocolate and stir. Add cream cheese/cocoa mixture and beat well.
Once cake has cooled frost the layers and stack the cake. Frost the cake all over and enjoy!