Sunday, March 26, 2017

Springtime Chocolate Cake

For quite awhile I have been looking for a special chocolate cake recipe and I think I have found it. I will call it my 'go to' chocolate cake recipe for either that 'special occasion' or just because I want to make it :) Either way, it will be fun making it and those I share it with will be smiling too !

Here it is, I found this Most Amazing Chocolate Cake recipe. Now of course I had to put a few 'Joanne twists' to the basic recipe, such as the cream cheese buttercream frosting with a hint of peach pastel. I wanted to welcome spring with my party and my cake in a light and pretty way. But without the twists, its not really mine to share with others. But I have done some good things with this recipe so please give it a try yourself. I think you will be happy with it too !

I made this cake for my annual springtime party and everyone who tried it loved it. They also liked the way it looked and I was happy they thought it was pretty too.

It is a good feeling to make others feel good. Food, especially baked goods are almost always a popular feature at a party. It just makes people happy to see a nice, big cake sitting there. So take a look and see if my pictures give you a hint of happiness as well.

Here a snapshot of the last piece cake standing!

1 cup hot water plus 1 tsp instant coffee
1 1/2 cup buttermilk ( add 1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice and milk to fill  to measure 1 1/2 cup)
4 eggs
3 cup flour
2 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup Hershey Cocoa
1/2 oil
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven at 350.
Lined 3 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper and oil side of pans.

In a big bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour, sugar,baking powder, baking soda and Hershey cocoa. Toss and mix well for a good blend.
In mixer, mix eggs and oil, add in buttermilk.
Mix in dry mixture into mixer.
Add in hot coffee.
Pour cake mixture equally into cake pans.
Bake for 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cake cool for at least 15 minutes.
Place cake on cake stand, layer with cream cheese buttercream frosting (my recipe here)
Crumb coat sides and top of cake, place cake in refrigerator for 15 mins.
Smooth coat cake and decorate with more buttercream frosting.
Keep cake cool in refrigerator until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. I am not a baker, but people who are bakers say it is hard to make a chocolate cake for spring. But this cake was great. I still have one piece left that I have been saving.But what am I waiting for ? I think I will say goodbye to it in the morning with coffee.