Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Thanks to: Podkayne Fries

From: (Podkayne Fries)
Subject:      Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
Date:         Sun, 06 May 2001 19:53:25 GMT
Organization: Usenet Thuggess # 2
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This is our family's favorite cake recipe.  I've included two different
icings.  The buttercream icing is really good, but it isn't as rich and
fudgy as the fudge icing.

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

350 degrees, 30-35 minutes for two round pans, 35-40 for sheet pan.
Grease and flour pans completely.

Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and
vanilla; beat on medium speed 2 minutes.  Using large spoon, stir in
boiling water.  Batter will be thin.  Pour into greased and floured
pan(s) as listed above, until wooden toothpick inserted into middle of
cake comes out clean.  Cool 10-15 minutes in pan before removing to
serving dish.  

If baked in sheet pan, use a cookie sheet or cooling rack to turn the
cake over so that it doesn't break in the middle.  Remove cake from pan,
turn onto rack and then slide onto serving dish.  Serves 8-10.

Buttercream Icing

6 tablespoons soft butter
  1/3 cup for light flavor
  1/2 cup for medium flavor
  3/4 cup for dark flavor
2 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter. Add milk, cocoa  and confectioner's sugar slowly and beat
well between additions.  Taste each time you add cocoa until you get the
flavor you like.  Blend in vanilla.  Makes about 2 cups icing.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

3/4 cup butter
1 cup cocoa
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup hot milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter; add cocoa, stirring
constantly until smooth and slightly thickened.  Remove from heat and
set aside to cool slightly.  In large bowl combine confectioners' sugar
and milk; beat until smooth.  Add chocolate mixture and vanilla.  Beat
on medium speed until smooth and slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
Cool at room temperature to spreading consistency, about half an hour.
Makes about 3 cups frosting.


Add your choice of nuts to cake batter or sprinkle across the iced cake.

After cake batter is poured into pan, sprinkle one cup chocolate bits
across the cake.  Bake for ten minutes, then use a butter knife to
gently swirl the melted bits through the cake.  Finish baking.

After cake is iced, decorate with chocolate curls.

Regards, Podkayne Fries

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