The Best Chocolate Cake + Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Ever.

chocolate cake creamSeriously guys, this cake is AMAZING! I must admit, I am not much of a cake person. But for you Chocolaty Chocolate cake, I am definitely a cake person!

chocolate cake batter

best chocolate cake with gake ganoche frosting easy chocolate cake with cream cheese chocolate frosting

chocolate cake with best frosting

Doesn’t this look amazing!?

I found the recipe here, but I changed it up a bit. I also didn’t much like the frosting recipe that was with it, but I found one here that I love! It is a chocolate cream cheese frosting and it is SO yummy!

Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling coffee (brewed strong)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. If you are making the cream cheese frosting recipe below then be sure to take out the cream cheese and butter so it can warm up to room temperature.
  3. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling coffee (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. One Pan Cake: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Cool completely.
  6. (I place a piece of bread on top while cooling down to keep the cake extra moist. Works like a charm!)

keep a piece of toast on your cake to lock in moisture

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar (increase or decrease for desired thickness)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
  3. Mix in cocoa powder.

happy birthday cake topper bunting with washi tape

I made this adorable cake topper bunting out of thin ribbon and washi tape. All I did was fold over washi tape and cut the bottoms. Don’t get carried away and fold it too quickly! Otherwise you get expensive, beautiful tape everywhere. I learned that lesson learned the hard way….

birthday cakeblowing out the candles of the best cake everAlso, we didn’t have “proper” birthday candles, so improve it is! Tea light candles worked just as well. dusty - sign

 

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