After I completed my first NPC competition, this is the first thing I wanted to make.
Not only because I've deprived my own husband from having it (due to my lack of willpower with a gorgeous chocolate cake in the house)
but because I wanted to sink my teeth INTO something really decadent.
So, I wanted to share the "Dark Chocolate" joy with you.
2 cups Sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 cup BOILING water
|Put all dry (first 6 ingredients) ingredients in a bowl.|
|Grease and Flour two 9-in. round baking pans|
|Prepare the boiling water.|
1 Cup. water on medium-high heat (by the time it's boiling, you'll be ready to add it)
|Add eggs and milk.|
|Add vegetable oil and 2 tsp. vanilla|
Mix with a medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes.
|Add 1 C. boiling water and stir.|
|Batter should be runny.|
|Pour equally into 2 prepared pans.|
|Put in 350 degree oven for 30-35 min or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.|
|Cool for 10 min in pans.|
|Shave off rounded top (if you want to) with a long, serrated knife.|
|Remove from pans to wire racks.|
Then, prepare dark chocolate frosting.
DARK CHOCOLATE FROSTING
6 tbsp. ROOM TEMPERATURE butter
2 2/3 Cups powdered sugar
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1/3 C. milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
FIRST, in a small bowl, beat the butter until creamy.
|Then add the powdered sugar and cocoa over the butter.|
Then add in milk and vanilla.
|Beat with an electric mixer.|
|Frost the top of one cake.|
Place other round on top.
Frost Entire cake and sit back and relax with smooth, creamy bites of a rich and delicious cake.