Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This is a story of a wonderful chocolate cake.

The story is very up-close-and-personal.

In it one delicious and  moist chocolate cake meets rich and yummy chocolate frosting. They become great friends who cannot imagine ever living without each other. After all, why should they? They can make so many people so happy.

They could make you happy too!

All you need to do is this…

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, ingredients

First, you need to find these ingredients somewhere.

That’s crucial.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, preheat the oven to 350 F 175 C, In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp - 125 grams) and granulated sugar (1 1/4 cups - 250 grams) together for about 4 minutes

1. Then preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp – 125 grams) and granulated sugar (1 1/4 cups – 250 grams) together for about 4 minutes.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Add the beaten eggs, one at a time, beating well, and then stir in the vanilla essence

3. Add the beaten eggs, one at a time, beating well, and then stir in the vanilla essence.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, in a separate bowl, dissolve the cocoa in the boiling water, then add the milk

4. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cocoa in the boiling water. Then add the milk to it.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, sieve together the dry ingredients - flour, salt, baking soda - to get rid of lumps and add air to the mix

5. Sieve together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) to get rid of lumps and add air to the mix.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, stirring in gently, add a couple of spoonfuls of flour to the cake mixture, then add a couple of spoonfuls of cocoa mixture, continue alternating - cocoa and flour - until it is all stirred in

6. Stirring in gently, add a couple of spoonfuls of flour to the cake mixture. Then add a couple of spoonfuls of cocoa mixture. Continue alternating – cocoa and flour – until it is all stirred in.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Line the bottom of a 9 x 2-inch (23 x 5 cm) springform pan or a round baking pan with parchment paper. Grease it and dust it with flour, Pour the cake mixture into the pan

7. Line the bottom of a 9 x 2-inch (23 x 5 cm) springform pan or a round baking pan with parchment paper. Grease it and dust it with flour.

8. Pour the cake mixture into the pan.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean

9. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting,Remove from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Then remove from the pan and let cool completely.

10. Remove from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Then remove from the pan and let cool completely.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, There's a chance that the middle of the cake will rise more than the rest of it, just like it happened to me. If this happens to you, don't worry. You can actually turn this situation to your advantage. Just grab a long sharp knife and slice off the part of the cake that has risen farther than the edges.

11. There’s a chance that the middle of the cake will rise more than the rest of it, just like it happened to me.

If this happens to you, don’t worry. You can actually turn this situation to your advantage. Just grab a long sharp knife and slice off the part of the cake that has risen farther than the edges.

Easy.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting step by step picture recipe

You can then enjoy this as a free-form cake bonus.

Or, which is even better, you can crumble these bits and use the crumbs to decorate your cake with.

See? When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life gives you domed cake…you now know what to do.

 

12. When your cake has cooled completely, place it on the stand.

We are now going to decorate it with the frosting.

But before you do that, here’s another secret trick.

Tuck overlapping pieces of parchment paper under the edge of the cake. This will help keep your stand clean as you frost.

Cool, ha?

 

And here comes our cake again.

Let’s now prepare the frosting.

 

13.  Beat the butter (1/3 cup – 75 grams) for a few minutes with a mixer on medium speed.
14. Add half the amount of confectioners’ sugar and all cocoa.

First, fold in the sugar and cocoa into the butter with a rubber spatula, then mix for about 3 minutes.

 

15. With the mixer on low, beat in 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk and vanilla.
16.  Add the remaining powdered sugar, fold in with a spatula, then mix for about 3 minutes.

If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add some more milk (1 tablespoons at a time).

 

17. Frost the cake.

Smoothly or in a crazy-spiky way, whatever mood you’re in.

You can use cake crumbs, chocolate shaving, or sprinkles to decorate the cake with.

 

18. Remove the pieces of paper from underneath the cake.

 

And serve.

 

To reach full potential of this delicious dessert, let it cool in the fridge for about 12 hours before serving.

Enjoy, dear friends.

 

This cake takes about 2 hours to make. It serves 8-10 people. Keep the cake refrigerated.

(The recipe was adapted from here and here.)

 

24 Responses to Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. 1
    Nina says:

    Wowweee! the chocolate cake is as beautiful as you, Petra! thank you for the tips and showing the preparation pictures! i am printing it and i am going to bake it, too.

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    oh myyyyy, this is lovely! I love your gorgeous step by step photos too, makes a stunning professional looking cake seem manageable even for a cooking klutz like myself :) Wouldnt mind trying a slice of this too…! Scrumptious

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    SamCyn says:

    Looks REALLY GOOD! :-)

  4. 4
    S says:

    Wow it looks so yummy… feel like having it now..:(

  5. 5

    how gorgeous!!! i would love to crawl under the covers with this and whisper sweet nothings to it.

  6. 6
    Ywea says:

    omg! I have to try to bake this, it looks really good. thanks for sharing:)

    I like your blog by the way. I have to sneak a little more around here:)

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  8. 8

    That looks incredible! I love the picture of the batter, but the finished cake is beautiful. Is it sad that I want to reach out and take some icing with my finger to taste? :D

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    Carol says:

    this is so cool! :)

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    indrani says:

    Stunning Cake..!! Can u pls mention the brand of cocoa powder ur using as mine isnt as dark. Thanks.

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    brittny says:

    Hey, I was searching the web for chocolate cake recipes. I came across this yesterday and tried it out last night. It was my first ever from scratch cake. It turned out more like brownies. It was way too thick and chilling it only made it worse.. I didn’t sift the flour I only stirred it with a fork, do you think that is where I messed up? Also, my cocoa mix wasn’t thick or nearly as dark as yours :( help!

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    ashwini says:

    wow!! we tried it and it came out perfect soft and tasty. Thanks for posting this recipe
    Ashwini

  13. 13
    Jenni says:

    Great information here. Some people say chocolate is better then anything. We have to agree 100%.

  14. 14
    diana secha says:

    thanx dears … I found a good one step by step procedure and amaizing picture..
    am so happy ..
    thank you very much..

  15. 15
    Ffi says:

    Made this twice now always comes out delicious, wish I could find a cocoa powder that could make it come out as dark and rich as yours though!! :(

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    Christine says:

    I tried making the cake for my birthday and it is absolutely awesome. It looked even as good as the pictures :) And tasted amazing. I’m not much of a cook or baker, but this cake is going to be made a lot at my house!! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!!!

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