November 25, 2012

the best chocolate cake. seriously.

the last time i baked a cake, dekel took it to work for a "bake competition" and we found out the hard way that my cake had not even cooked on the bottom half, i forgot to turn the oven on turbo and the dough on the bottom stayed cold and raw. anyways, it was so embarrassing and from then on i swore to stick to cookies and fail-proof chocolate balls.

BUT...i was at my friend's house yesterday and she served this really delishious, perfectly-sweet chocolate cake with a thin layer of frosting and she kept telling me it was so easy to make, so i took the recipe and got the ingredients today and went to work!

ingredients:
1.5 cups of self-rising flour
1 cup of canola oil
1 cup of water
1 cup of hot chocolate powder mix
1 cup of sugar
3 large eggs
1 tbs cocoa powder

directions:
whisk (or mix) the above ingredients together in a large bowl until there are no chunks.
pour the cake batter into two 12 x 4 sized aluminum containers.
bake in the oven at 300-320 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
check your cakes with a toothpick at 20 minutes and if the middle is still gooey, then bake for another 5 minutes & check again.

frosting ingredients:
8.5 fl oz of sweet whipping cream
1 bar of dark chocolate
1 bar of milk chocolate

directions for frosting:
break up the chocolate bars into little pieces & add to the whipping cream in a stove-friendly pan
heat over low fire until the chocolate is melted and the consistency is very smooth

you will want to fill each aluminum container half-way full, since the cakes will rise
& once the cakes are done, make your frosting and just pour over each cake and you are done!

enjoy with a hot cup of coffee  :)








a little trick my friend taught me is to make little holes in the cakes before you pour the frosting on, so it will seep into the cake, making it delishiously moist  :)
 

 yes, that is a picture me on my own coffee mug...it was gifted to me by the sweet girls i worked with when i quit my job

do you bake?
what are some of your favorite things to bake?

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

This is so cute!
I just made it and my BF loves it!
Like half of it is gone......

Petit Macaron said...

Your choccie cake looks like pure indulgence! Yummmm :)

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