Indulge in the rich, velvety taste of our Chocolate Butter Cake. Crafted with love and utmost precision, this delectable dessert promises to be a crowd-pleaser, regardless of where you hail from. The marriage of buttery softness and chocolate’s depth creates an experience that resonates universally. Dive into this guide and let’s embark on a delightful culinary journey together!
Unsweetened chocolate (finely chopped)
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Granulated white sugar
Firmly packed light sugar
For the Frosting:
Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease two baking pans (with 2-inch sides) with butter or a non-stick spray. Line the bottoms with parchment paper rounds.
Chocolate Mixture: In a heatproof bowl, combine the finely chopped unsweetened chocolate with cocoa powder. Pour in the hot coffee, stirring continuously until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
Butter Mixture: Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth. Gradually add both granulated white sugar and packed light sugar, beating at medium-high speed until the blend is soft and airy.
Eggs & Vanilla: Incorporate the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the cooled chocolate coffee mixture and blend well.
Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Combining Wet and Dry Mixes: Gently fold the flour mix into the wet mix in three parts, alternating with milk in two parts. Begin and conclude with the flour mix. Ensure all ingredients are well incorporated without overmixing.
Baking: Pour the batter equally into the prepared pans, smoothing the surface. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean. Once done, cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Remove parchment paper and cool completely before frosting.
Frosting: Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, adding sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until fluffy. Fold in the melted chocolate and whisk until the frosting attains a glossy finish.
Assembly: Place one cake layer on a plate and spread a generous amount of frosting. Position the second layer on top and cover the entire cake with the remaining frosting. Feel free to embellish with sprinkles, fresh fruit, or shaved chocolate.
This Chocolate Butter Cake is the epitome of indulgence, perfect for every occasion. While it’s most sumptuous when consumed fresh, it can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated for up to three days. Whether you’re celebrating a special moment or just craving a chocolaty treat, this cake won’t disappoint.
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