The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever

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This seriously is the best chocolate cake recipe ever. Found on http://www.addapinch.com by my best friend Dawn and given the stamp of approval by my son. My daughter was the first to make this cake by herself after she told me she wants to be a cake baker. I’ve made it several times since.

Ingredients;
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp espresso powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Directions;
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9 inch cake pans with cooking spray and lightly flour. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl, whisk together. Add milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla on medium speed, add water until air is added to batter. Place batter in cake pans and cook for 30-35 minutes
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then remove from cake pans, cool completely before frosting.

Frosting;
Ingredients;
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
5 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp espresso powder

Directions;
Cream together butter and cocoa powder. Add sugar and milk this way; 1 cup sugar and 1 TBS milk at a time, mix on high. Add vanilla and espresso powder. Add more milk if dry, add sugar if too wet.

Chocolate Mousse Dessert Cake

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This is a classic recipe from Julia Child. A rich delicious chocolate cake that does not need frosting. I watched her make this one on her show and she made it look so simple, as she often does. However, there are many steps and it can be a little tricky with the water baths but worth the effort and a great treat for the holidays.

Ingredients;

  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pound of chocolate (14 oz semi-sweet, 2 oz unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup dark Jamaican rum
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (chilled)
  • 1 TBS vanilla

Directions;
Butter and flour a 10 cup cake pan, have a piece of wax paper buttered as well and place on bottom of cake pan.
Whip eggs and sugar.
Melt chocolate, rum, and coffee in water bath and add vanilla to chocolate mixture.
Whip heavy cream into soft whip cream.
Fold chocolate into beaten eggs and sugar then fold whip cream into mixture, pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees in water bath for 1 hour. Leave in pan of water, oven off for 30 minutes.
Remove carefully from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar.