impressive chocolate "snack attack" cake
Ingredients For impressive chocolate "snack attack" cake
10 tb.very soft butter
1 2/3 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. plus 1 tb. flour
2 1/2 oz. (1/2 c. plus 1/3 c.) unsweetened cocoa powder (i recommend hershey's)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. freshly brewed, strong coffee, cooled to warm
How To Make impressive chocolate "snack attack" cake
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare coffee and set aside to cool to warm. Place salt, flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl and whisk vigorously until it is a uniform color and any clumps are broken up. Set aside.
2In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with hand or stand mixer for about one minute. Mix in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until just incorporated, about another minute.
3Before turning on mixer, add dry ingredients to mixing bowl all at once. Add warm coffee (not hot) all at once. Turn on mixer and mix until just thoroughly blended and pretty much lump free, scraping sides and bottom, if necessary.
4Pour batter into greased 9x9 square pan. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out nearly clean. Don't over bake. (Watch carefully as all ovens are different.) Cool completely, then serve with ice cream, fresh whipped cream, a hot fudge drizzle or just simply with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. As you can see by the size of my hand, these HUGE chunks of moist cake pack beautifully the next day for bag lunches or coffee breaks. Simply wrap individual, fist-sized chunks tightly in Saran Wrap, and toss into a basket on the counter. Convenient as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with a hot cup of coffee or for friends and family to grab and go for bag lunches. Great for picnics, too!
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- Other Snacks
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- #For Kids
- Low Sodium
- Soy Free
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- #Kid's Favorite
- #snack cake
- #Light and fluffy
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- #homemade from scratch cake cocoa powder
- #9x9 cake
- #bag lunches
- #coffee breaks