Best Chocolate Cake Recipe ever!!

By Karin Brosnan - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Seriously this is the absolute best chocolate cake recipe ever!! I am picky about chocolate cake..I want it moist, sweet but with a great chocolate flavor...and this is it! The recipe is from Add A Pinch an amazing cooking blog.
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We adjusted the recipe by leaving out the espresso powder in the batter and the frosting and....we found after we made the batter it was very runny so we added about 1/4 cup extra flour and it turned out perfect!
The frosting is to die for!!! Such great flavor and so creamy and delish!! All the reviews said it was the best they ever had...so we tried it and feel the same way!
We made this "best chocolate cake ever" for our sweet friend Isabella who celebrated her 19th birthday....she loved it!
You really need to try this recipe...make it for Valentine's day!!!
Recipe from Robyn at Add A Pinch
Chocolate Cake with decadent Chocolate Frosting that will quickly become your favorite!
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Chocolate Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Chocolate Frosting
1½ cups butter (3 sticks), softened
1 cup cocoa
5 cups confectioner’s sugar
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon espresso powder
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
For the cake:
Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
Frost cake with Chocolate Frosting.
For the Chocolate Frosting:
Add cocoa to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Whisk through to remove any lumps.
Cream together butter and cocoa powder until well-combined.
Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added.
Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well.
If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. If it appears to wet and does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
Read more: The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever} - Cooking | Add a Pinch http://addapinch.com/cooking/2013/01/25/the-best-chocolate-cake-recipe-ever/#ixzz2r0eQAJh7
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  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Ok . . . well, being a chocolate fanatic - I'm going to have to give this recipe a try!
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Suzanne

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