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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« on: January 31, 2007, 09:54:46 AM »
This was requested on the buttermilk thread. It's not healthy  ;).

Beat together:
2/3 c. each brown and white sugar, with
1 1/2 c. butter

Add:
2 eggs, one at a time, until well blended
2 t. vanilla

In another bowl mix dry ingredients:
1 3/4 c. flour
1 c. less 1 T. cocoa powder
1/8 t. salt
1 1/4 t. baking soda

Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture alternately with 1 1/2 c. thick buttermilk.

Pour into pan(s) and bake at 350* for 25-30 min. or until a toothpick come out clean.
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 09:59:56 AM »
Yeah!  Thank you soo much!!  I can't wait to try it - I'm culturing buttermilk as we speak!  LOL

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 10:01:56 AM »
HEAH!  That was MY chocolate cake recipe!!!!!!!   ;D  ;)

Oh well, guess I got it out of a cookbook anyway.  LOL!   :D

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 10:15:31 AM »
not healthy?  why not?  I know where all the ingredients came from.  ;D
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 10:44:27 AM »
very good point. Better than most things bought.

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 10:54:11 AM »
And here I thought that ALL CHOCOLATE was healthy!!!! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 11:34:53 AM »
That sounds delicious!
I tried to give up chocolate...even though I have not had it in a long time the craving has not gone away! 
A little chocolate cake every now and then is not going to hurt you ;D
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 12:01:24 PM »
Oh yes, chopchop, I will never forget the last time I tasted YOUR chocolate cake! Hey, it keeps you human, I mean, who else can cook like you do?
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 12:13:01 PM »
Thanks girfriend! >:(   :o    :-[
 Now nearly 2,000 people know that I actually botched a recipe. 
I am ruined!!!!!!   :'(    ;)
So, that was the last time you had MY chocolate cake?  ??? We will have to fix that problem..........to bad you live so far away, cause I will be making it again soon
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 01:49:40 PM »
ChopChop, what do you frost it with?

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 04:19:59 AM »
This sounds so good!  I am going to try it this weekend.

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 09:46:30 AM »
That sounds delicious!
I tried to give up chocolate...even though I have not had it in a long time the craving has not gone away! 
A little chocolate cake every now and then is not going to hurt you ;D
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 09:49:06 AM »
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2007, 11:17:08 AM »
It looks decently healthy to me except the sugar! For everything else you could use your healthiest option (sea salt, etc.) and not mess up the cake.

My rule with desserts is I can eat it with a good conscience as long as it's homemade from scratch. I figure God gave us good food for our enjoyment!

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2007, 11:35:23 AM »
Ok I have a reallllly good chocolate cake recipe thats probably even worse for you (cause nothing in it is fresh) but its SOO good and really easy!

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 can (21oz) cherry pie filling
1 tsp almond extract
2 eggs

Beat on low 1 minute. Scrape sides down, beat 2 more minutes. Grease 13x9 pan. Bake 30-35 mins, until cake springs back.

Frosting (the Really yummy part)

1c. Sugar
1/3 C. butter
1/3 C. whole milk
1C. semi sweet chocolate chips

Boil Sugar, butter and milk 1 minute. Remove from heat and add chips. Pour over warm cake.

I really like the cake either really hot or very cold with a glass of milk...I know all horrible things for you...but its so good. I normally cut the cake up and freeze it in different containers so I don't eat it all myself in a day or two!! Than I can pull one out when we have some company over. Even my husband who isn't a big chocolate fan (something terrible must have happened in his childhood to cause such a weird disorder as to not like chocolate!!!) likes this cake, which is weird cause its sooo chocolaty.

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2007, 08:36:10 PM »
I made this cake today and used sucanate in place of the sugar.  It worked great.  I added lots of nuts as a nutrition boost and because I made them as muffins/cupcakes with no frosting.  The kids thought I was a great cook.
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2007, 04:09:31 AM »
This was requested on the buttermilk thread. It's not healthy  ;).

Beat together:
2/3 c. each brown and white sugar, with
1 1/2 c. butter

Add:
2 eggs, one at a time, until well blended
2 t. vanilla

In another bowl mix dry ingredients:
1 3/4 c. flour
1 c. less 1 T. cocoa powder
1/8 t. salt
1 1/4 t. baking soda

Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture alternately with 1 1/2 c. thick buttermilk.

Pour into pan(s) and bake at 350* for 25-30 min. or until a toothpick come out clean.

I made this recipe last night and it was great!  It just keeps disappearing...

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2007, 03:42:29 PM »
Have you ever used fresh ground flour in your cake recipe??  Do you think it would work.
I tried making a yellow cake out of a recipe book using unbleached flour and it didn't turn out good at all.  It was very dense and not light and fluffy. 
Also, my vanilla pudidng made from scratch (recipe) was not that good either...I guess I am not good at this kind of thing...  Would like input.
thank you.

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2007, 04:12:26 PM »
Have you ever used fresh ground flour in your cake recipe??  Do you think it would work.
I tried making a yellow cake out of a recipe book using unbleached flour and it didn't turn out good at all.  It was very dense and not light and fluffy. 
Also, my vanilla pudidng made from scratch (recipe) was not that good either...I guess I am not good at this kind of thing...  Would like input.
thank you.
I have never used ground flour for a cake recipe, but have in cookies.  It does well in most of my cookie recipes. 
If you are using unbleached flour, and your flour is heavy, try sifting the flour first.  That should make it much lighter.
Never made homemade pudding, sorry.
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2007, 04:46:07 PM »
I've made this cake a couple times and it's delish! I found a tip to make that expensive cake flour - substitute 2 tbsp cornstarch in each cup of flour. I use all wheat flour, besides the cornstarch, and it turns out fine IMO. Of course we may just be used to the wheat flour. If I'm making cake for company or to bring out I use white flour.

I tried the choc. cream cheese frosting (from the frosting thread) once and just a plain chocolate frosting once. Both were okay, but not perfect for that delicious cake. What about a dark chocolate frosting? Does anyone have a recipe for that? Can you make frosting that isn't as sweet or is it theoretically impossible?

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2007, 04:56:23 PM »
Ok here's my chocolate cake recipe...
It tastes divine - really really moist and yummy ;D

125g butter softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk warmed
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Grease and line a 22cm cake tin.  Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.  Beat in vanilla essence and jam.  Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa.  Dissolve soda in milk.
Fold dry ingredients and milk alternately into mixture.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Spoon into tin.  Bake at 180C for 45mins.  When cold, spread with chocolate icing. Yummmmm.

The raspberry jam gives it a really moist taste which is divine.

ps - don't forget to convert the 180C to whatever Fahrenheit :)

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2007, 02:48:40 AM »


ps - don't forget to convert the 180C to whatever Fahrenheit :)



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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2007, 01:05:10 PM »
Does anyone know the conversions of baking soda verses baking powder? I have only b.powder on hand at the moment and no soda. My chocolate cake recipe calls for 2 t. baking soda and 1/2 t. baking powder.

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2007, 01:36:44 PM »
Does anyone know the conversions of baking soda verses baking powder? I have only b.powder on hand at the moment and no soda. My chocolate cake recipe calls for 2 t. baking soda and 1/2 t. baking powder.

Did you get an answer yet?  If not, how much salt does it call for?  I would use a little pinch more salt and 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder. 
You could also use some cream of tartar.  Maybe 1 tsp. to 1 tsp. of baking powder.  Thinking out loud.................  ;)
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2007, 01:47:07 PM »
It calls for 1/2 t. salt. I think I'll try the 1 1/2 t. b. powder, a pinch more of salt, and since I don't have tarter eather, I am going to be a bit adventurous and use arrowroot powder. Hopefully that won't blow up the cake or something! :D Thanks so much for the info :)
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2007, 01:52:17 PM »
It calls for 1/2 t. salt.

If you use the cream of tartar I would not add salt.  If you increase the baking powder to 1 1/2 tsp. I would add a pinch more salt.
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2007, 03:21:19 PM »
The cake turned out yummy! :) I used the 1 1/2 t. b.powder, 1 1/2 t. arrowroot, and a rounded 1/2 t. salt. The texture wasn't as dense as I had previously had experienced, but it tasted just as good.  It was a relief to know you were out there to help me, Lisa. Thanks again!

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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2007, 03:39:01 PM »
Does anyone know the conversions of baking soda verses baking powder? I have only b.powder on hand at the moment and no soda. My chocolate cake recipe calls for 2 t. baking soda and 1/2 t. baking powder.

According to my 1960's edition of Fannie Farmer  ::)
She says that 1 teaspoon Baking Powder is equal to
2/3 teaspoon double-action type OR 1/4 teaspon Baking Soda
plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.
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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2007, 06:46:19 PM »
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SuperChocoCherry Cake ;D (as per request  ::))

Devil's Food Cake (basic)

2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup lard
1 3/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/3 c cold water

Beat lard for 30 seconds.  Add sugar and vanilla, beat.  Add eggs, one at a time and beat.  Add dry mix and water alternately and beat until combined.  Bake at 350 degrees in 2 greased & floured 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pans for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting

3 c granulated sugar (not powdered - GROSS)
3/4 c cocoa
3/4 c butter
3/4 c milk
3 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.  Stirring constantly (or in double boiler),  bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Chill in fridge until firm (30-60 minutes).  Beat with mixer until a spreadable consistancy.

NOTE:  This stuff tastes like Hershey's syrup right out of the bottle when warm.  I used the warm stuff to drizzle over some banana bread  :o.  I think it would make a great substitute for Hershey's syrup, but probably wouldn't store for very long.  It gets hard in the fridge, but you might be able to reheat to liquid so long as you don't whip it ???

Frost between layers and assemble cake and frost top and sides.  Pour 1 large can pie cherries (prepared) on top of cake and voila!


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Re: Best Chocolate Cake Recipe:
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2007, 03:20:08 AM »
I need a really good Red Velvet cake!!  Anyone out there have a good one.  (Not a "healthy" version!!)
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