Dragonfly Dark Chocolate Cake

Cynthia Guptill

By
@wyndupdragonfly

I have been looking for a great chocolate cake recipe most of my life. I found a good one then tweaked it up to make it great. ;)


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Comments:

Serves:

10-12 or about 30 cupcakes

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Chocolate lovers unite over this decadently dark and delicious delight!

Ingredients

CAKE

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1/4 c
hershey's special dark cocoa
1/2 c
regular cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2
large eggs
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
melted butter
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
boiling water

FROSTING

1/2 c
butter
3 Tbsp
hershey's special dark cocoa
1/2 c
regular cocoa
abt. 4 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/3-1/2 c
half and half
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 pinch
salt
2 Tbsp
corn syrup, light

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
No, this is not a typo. This is a slow bake cake.
2
Grease and flour one 9x13 or three 8" round cake pans.
Use liners if making cupcakes.
3
Put all the ingredients in a large bowl.
4
Mix till smooth.
5
Pour in pan(s).
6
Bake one 9x13 cake, one hour. (Check at 40 min.) Or until toothpick comes out clean.
Bake three 8" round cakes, 40 min. Or until toothpick comes out clean.
Bake cupcakes, 30-35 min. Or until toothpick comes out clean.
7
I have always had trouble with being able to consistently make a creamy chocolate frosting, until I found this tip on the internet... wait for it... melt the butter. lol
So, for the frosting, melt the butter ;)
stir in the cocoa's till smooth
add powdered sugar and half&half alternately till smooth.
stir in vanilla, and salt. Add the corn syrup, stir till creamy.
This will frost an eight inch three layer cake, cut recipe in half for 9x13 or cupcakes

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Collection: Father's Day
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #moist, #yum, #dark, #chocolaty