Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

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Trina Alaniz

By
@bagma

This the best Chocolate Cake I have ever tasted. I tried this recipe for out of town company, and they just loved it as I and my family did. this will be a family favorite- but I believe that what makes it the "best ever" is the combination of coffee and chocolate. It is light and wonderfully moist. The recipe is from Home baking.
The picture is mine and my youngest granddaughter helped with applying the frosting and nuts.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened coca powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    cold black coffee
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • FROSTING

  • 1 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts, divided

How to Make Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Beat in the shortening with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat in milk, coffee and vanilla until combined. Increase speed to high and beat for 2 min. Add the eggs: beat for 2 min.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pans: Bake the cakes in the middle of the oven until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool the cakes in the pans for 5 minutes, then turn the cakes onto wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For the frosting, combine the cocoa powder, butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 min. Add the warm water: mix well. Beat in the confectioners: sugar in two batches. Beat until smooth.
  5. Place one layer top side down on a large, flat plate. Spread with 1 cup of the frosting: sprinkle with 2/3 cup of walnuts. Top with the remaining cake layer, top side up. Frost the the top and sides with the remaining frosting, swirling with a small spatula. Garnish the cake with the remaining walnuts.
  6. WARNING TO ALL CHOCOLATE LOVERS1
    THIS IS A MUST TRY RECIPE, I BET YOU WILL BE HOOKED. ENJOY!

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About Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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