Ready in 45 minutes
Try this Perfect Chocolate Cake with Perfect Chocolate Frosting recipe, or contribute your own.
"Oh oh oh this is THE best chocolate cake I have ever had. Oodles of work, but worth it. I recommend doing it over two days. Bake the cakes, then do the rest the second day. Most important: let those layers cool COMPLETELY before you add the whipped cream filling or it will just melt into nothing on the cake. Chill the filling well before spreading it, for the same reason. Careful, it will become a heavily requested item! Great for giving a loving gift to the chocoholic who has everything."
Perfect Chocolate Cake: Combine cocoa and boiling water, stirring until smooth; set aside. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt in bowl; add to mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Stir in vanilla. Use two 10" pans. Bake 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes
WHIPPPED CREAM FILLING: Beat whipping cream and vanilla until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar. Makes 1 cup.
PERFECT CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Combine first three ingredients in saucepan; cook until chocolate melts. Remove from heat; add powdered sugar. Set pan is ice, and beat until frosting holds it shape and loses it gloss. Add a few more drops of half/half if needed to make spreading consistency.
Makes 2 1/2 cups
KellKelz 2y agoVery nice, I added orange butter icing filling and made my own chocolate topping, with chocolate sprinkles.. Yum! Rated 5 star <3
AlysLandy 2y agoI don't even want to give it one star! Cake came out flavorless, like styrofoam; the texture fell apart like sandstone. Even with more than adequate greasing it refused to depart the pan with great catastrophe, claiming the life if the cake. Do NOT recommend and will NEVER even think remotely about using this recipe again!!!!!
karin40 2y ago
steven12345678910 2y ago
erinmommaof3 2y agoCake is great. Icing is like slip and slide. Do not use this icing if you have any intention of keeping the 2 layers together.
Zion68 2y agoMade it for my sons birthday. We all loved it. Absolutely the best chocolatey chocolate cake I've ever made. Added Jaffa cake layer in middle of mix before baking. Lovely.
besties2017 2y agoWant to try!!!!
FullMetalBlonde 3y agoVery delicious cake, very moist, just perfect in so many ways :-)
marr611657 3y agoWas a great cake
Kingston08 3y agoThe best chocolate cake ive ever made - moist, dark and delicious