Seriously guys, this cake is AMAZING! I must admit, I am not much of a cake person. (we even had pie at our wedding instead of cake!) But for you Chocolaty Chocolate cake, I am definitely a cake person!
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)
- Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- One Pan Cake: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Cool completely.
- (I place a piece of bread on top while cooling down to keep the cake extra moist. Works like a charm!)
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
- Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
- Mix in cocoa powder.
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….