Monday, March 8, 2010

Chocolate Cake with chocolate icing

Well this mom enjoyed a lovely Sunday with her little lady. After church we relaxed the day away, we made collages out of magazine clippings and managed to avoid the purple elephant in the room until Oscar time. What purple elephant you might ask…well that would be the chocolate cake mommy made. Me & Indy enjoyed a huge honkin (the word honkin describes a HUGE piece, in Jennifurla language). We watched all the beautiful actresses parade down the red carpet and envied their beautiful dresses. As we were eating we also reflected upon how crazy and full of themselves that particular world is. In our opinion of course; ok my opinion, Indy was more interested in the cake.

Now onto this cake, make it - Plain and simple it is a perfect chocolate cake. It deserves an Oscar.

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE

2 ½ oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
5 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
1 1⁄4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 ¼ cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks

DIRECTIONS FOR CAKE
The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350, then set up a double boiler to melt your chocolate. I used a small pot and a large bowl over a medium low heat with a wooden spoon for mixing.



Next you will need to sift your flour and mix in the salt.



Now stir together your buttermilk & baking soda in another bowl, don’t for get about your chocolate. I bet it is almost ready to be taken off the burner. If it is melted take it off the burner so it can cool a little.



Now let’s do some mixing. You will need to beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Now lets add in the 2 egg yolks and beat until blended.



Now comes time for that star ingredient. I made sure the chocolate had been off the burner for at least 5 minutes. Now blend it into your sugar & egg mixture.



Last step is to add in the flour and buttermilk mixture slowly, beat thoroughly until mixed. One thing I would like to add is don’t worry if the batter is not “pourable” this batter is going to be pretty thick. Put your batter into you choice pan for baking. I made two cake rounds. Make sure your pan’s are greased or buttered. Cook your cake at 350 until a toothpick comes out the center cleanly.

Now to keep you busy while your cake is baking, you need to make my icing. Do not, I repeat do not use some store bought crap. This is the real deal, it is so good seriously. I was a store bought everything girl, NO MORE!

INGREDIENTS FOR ICING

2 1⁄4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
5 tbsp. cocoa
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
5 tbsp. hot freshly brewed coffee

DIRECTIONS FOR ICING
Sift together the confectioner’s sugar and the cocoa



Next stir in the butter and coffee. Your mixture will be very thin at first, but in about 5 minutes will be ready to use on the cake(s). It set’s up real shiny like. . . . and yes let me warn you ****CHOCOLATE CAKE ALERT****



Like I said I used two cake rounds, I put a layer of icing in the center too.

Ok one more…you talked me into it.

3 comments:

Shannon said...

I don't even like chocolate cake but this looks to.die.for. And I am super impressed by your plating/photog skills.

Jennifurla said...

Thanks so much, I appreciate the feedback. I am not a huge chocolate fan myself, but I am about 7 slices into this thing.

Again thanks for the comment, I am having lots of fun doing this.

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! I love chocolate cake! This looks absolutely yummy..I will try this soon..