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Best Recipe Chocolate Cake

Who can resist a good recipe for chocolate cake?

A good chocolate cake is a staple for formal or casual meals, picnics, birthdays, anniversaries, bridal showers, and even weddings.

Chocolate cake is like the little black dress. Dress it up for formal occasions; dress it down for casual family meals.

This page offers two excellent chocolate cake recipes. The links at the bottom provide more.

And of course, the need to use top quality chocolate is a given. You'll find an excellent variety of chocolate at good prices for chocolate cake recipes online.

Recipe Chocolate Cake #1

Wacky Chocolate Cake

I can't even remember how many times I've made this fast, easy, and remarkably good recipe for chocolate cake. The recipe is unusualů but it works.

Tip: To adjust for diabetic diets, substitute the sugar for 2 tbsp granulated sugar replacement. 1 serving = 1 bread, 1 fat. Calories = 89

1½ cup cake flour
¼ cup cocoa
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup water
1 tbsp white vinegar
¼ cup cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Combine cake flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in sifter. Sift into baking pan. In a cup, mix vinegar and water together.

With a spoon, make three "holes" in the dry ingredients that are in the baking pan. Pour oil in one hole, water/vinegar mixture in the second, and the egg in the third.

Mix until all flour is moistened. Check near the bottom of the pan to ensure that bottom ingredients are mixed. Smooth top of batter, then bake in preheated 375F degree oven. Test for doneness in about 35 minutes.

Cool and ice with chocolate frosting.

The next recipe chocolate cake is made with melted bittersweet chocolate. You will need a good double boiler like the Farberware Classic 2-Qt. Covered Double Boiler. Its ideal for melting chocolate. The bottom pan has a tri-ply bottom for even heating. Included is a tempered glass lid that makes viewing the contents much easier.

Recipe Chocolate Cake #2

Rich Chocolate Layer Cake

1 cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa
½ cup buttermilk
½ tsp vanilla
¼ lb butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
1 cup cake flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 oz chocolate, bittersweet
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ tsp vanilla

Butter and flour two 8-inch round layer cake pans. Preheat oven to 375 F.

Beat together ½ cup sugar, cocoa, ¼ cup buttermilk and vanilla. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine softened butter and ½ cup sugar. Beat until creamy. Add beaten egg a little at a time. Beat until smooth after each addition. Add cocoa mixture and beat.

Combine flour, soda and salt. Sift together, then beat ½ of this into the butter/cocoa mixture. Beat in ¼ cup buttermilk. Beat in second half of the dry ingredients.

Pour batter into pans and bake at 375 F. Test for doneness after about 30 minutes. Allow baked recipe chocolate cake to rest for a few minutes before turning onto a rack to cool.

Split in half and fill with desired filling.

Glaze

Place top part of double boiler over boiling water. Do not allow top pan to come in contact with the water. Add cream, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate to top pan. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir, cool to warm and pour over cake.


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