Beautiful Chocolate Butter Cake

Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

This chocolate cake can stand on it's own without frosting, But it is exceptional when it's covered with a creamy frosting.


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Serves:

8 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
plus 3 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa
1 c
boiling water
3 large
eggs
2 1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
plus 2 tablespoons sifted cake flour
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
salt
1 c
unsalted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease & flour either 2- 9inch round cake pans or a 13x9 or I used a 3 qt. baking dish in this picture and set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together the cocoa and boiling water until smooth. Cool this mixture to room temperature.
2
In another bowl lightly combine the eggs, 1/4 of the cocoa mixture, and vanilla. In a large mixing bowl combine the remaining dry ingredients and mix on low speed for about 30 seconds until combined. Add the butter and remaining cocoa mixture.
3
Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed and beat 1 1/2 minutes to develop cakes structure. Scrape the sides, then add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beat 20 seconds after each addition to mix ingredients together. Scrape down the sides again.
4
Scrape batter into prepared pans, pan or dish and smooth the surface evenly with a spatula. The pan will be 1/2 full. Bake 25-35 minutes or until cake tests done in center with a toothpick. Let cake cool 10 minutes in pan. Then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost or leave plain.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy