Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Perfect Chocolate Cake

I've had a couple requests for the chocolate cake receipe from my Cake post in October. Here it is, perfect for this time of year!



Chocolate Farm Cake

Ingredients for cake:

1 cup flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder


¾ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons soft butter
1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup milk

Prepare:

Preheat oven to 350’

Grease bottom of 8 x 8 pan, line with wax paper, grease and flour.

Steps:

In medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients and set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until well combined.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one, then beat in vanilla.

Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, beating until just combined after each.

Beat on medium to high for twenty seconds more.

Ingredients for frosting:

3 ounces unsweetened bakers chocolate

4 ounces soft cream cheese

2 tablespoons soft butter

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Steps:

Coarsely chop bakers chocolate, melt, and cool to room temperature. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese and butter until well combined.

Beat in powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time.

Add cooled chocolate until smooth.

Beat in milk, as needed, to create desired texture.

Do not overbeat.

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