Saturday, May 29, 2010

The yummiest chocolate cake EVER!

So I always make a birthday cake for my family when the time rolls around. Today was to celebrate my fathers birthday and absolutely loves chocolate. So when I asked him what kind of cake he wanted of course he said CHOCOLATE!

I have made numerous chocolate cakes over the years but this was by far my most favorite one of all. It was immensely rich and moist. I could barely eat all of the piece I cut for myself. Dad of course had no trouble with his ;-)

Anyway, I figured I would share the recipe. The picture was not of the one I made since I forgot my camera but it is a picture of the same kind of cake. I did not add the raspberries when I did mine.


(This recipe courtesy of

Chocolate Cake:

4 ounces (120 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup

(30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)

1 cup (240 ml) boiling water

2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup (240 ml) milk


5 ounces (140 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup (80 ml) milk

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces

4 cups (1 pound) (454 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted to remove lumps

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract