Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

Hello my lovelies!

Today I have the most amazing cake recipe to share with you all, this is honestly the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. It's moist, rich and just oh so mouth watering! 
I've made it twice now and both times have I had many people ask for the recipe and have nothing but good things to say about it.
So here we go!
You will need:
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or you can put 1 tbsp white vinegar in a cup then fill the rest up with milk; let   stand 5 minutes. This is what I do)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence 
  • 1 cup hot coffee 
  • Fresh Cream
  • Mateasers or whatever you want to use to decorate 
  • A food mixer, I use a Kenwood 
  • A rubber spatula
  • 9 inch round cake tin x2

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and grease your 2 cake tins. Pop on the kettle for your coffee as well.
First you need to add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt 
Then mix in the eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla essence until smooth
Do this on high power for a few minutes
Brew your coffee and add it to the mixture(make yourself a cup too). This is the most crucial step to having your cake be moist. I swear that there is no taste of coffee in the finished product, every single one of my friends where shocked to hear of this ingredient! 
Mix it altogether using a rubber spatula 
Pour the mixture evenly into both tins. The mixture will be very 'runny'.
Place your cakes in the oven for 35 minutes (The little heart was in the oven for just over 15 minutes)
Place a toothpick into the middle of the cake after the time, if it comes back with no batter, you're good to go! Leave them stand for 15 minutes.
 Run a knife around the edges and flip them onto a cooling tray. You can not ice or put cream on cakes that are not fully cooled.
You can make butter icing(which I did for the last cake) but I wanted something a little less heavy and also didn't feel like making a bigger mess so I just got some fresh cream from Centra.
I only used one small thing of cream for my cake and it was just enough
Put one cake on a plate and spread cream on the top of it
It looks like a lot but it just covers the top however I would use more on this layer then the top layer.
Place the top cake on top creating a 'sandwich'. Spread the remaining cream on the top and decorate if you wish. I used maltesers. 

Serve and enjoy!

That is the recipe! It's nice and easy and tastes absolutely amazing! I brought this to my friends who was making dinner for us all and it went down a treat as well as the leftovers being wolfed down by the girls in college. 

Jumana also made a Nutella and Oreo cheesecake for desert for us all so I had to include a picture of it here!

Please let me know if you try this out and send me pictures on twitter if you do. Also do you all like recipe posts and would you like to see more like this? I know I haven't been posting regularly however I have been a little better over on YouTube so be sure to check that out!

All my Love,
Alice May xx
*Original recipe found on foodsess.com