Recipe of the Month
Moistest Chocolate Cake you'll Ever make
AWARD WINNING CHOCOLATE CAKE OR MUFFINS
2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
2 tsps Baking Soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Mazola Oil
1-1/2 tsps Vanilla Extract
1 cup Boiling water
Preheat Oven to 300 degrees F (this is not a typo, rather a slow bake recipe)
Use parchment paper in two 9 inch pans or 9 inch x 13 inch baking dish.
I make muffins, using extra large parchment paper muffin cups
Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl
Mix at medium or medium high sped until blended and smooth
Bake 1 hour .. test with toothpick or knife. should come out clean, when done.
Allow to cool and ice with your favorite icing
I am always asked for this recipe. When I made the cake for my sons birthday, He would not believe that I made it, and that is must have come from a gourmet bakery. I still love him, in spite of his comment. I filled my cake with Chocolate Mousse.
Chocolate Mousse Filling
1/2 cup hot water
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cps semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar
Dissolve the cocoa powder in the hot water. In a doubel-boiler (or in microwave) melt the chocolate chips, just until smooth. Add cocoa mixture fo the melted chocolate chips and stir well to combine.
In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.
Add the whipped cream mixture to the melted chocolate and fold in with a spatula until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. Can be made in 4 - 9 inch round pans. Assemble layers with chocolate mousse, and ice with chocolate buttercream icing.
CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM ICING
200g/7 oz icing sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
50g/1-3/4 good quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
touch of milk if needed
Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan os simmering water ..
Beat the butter in a bowl until solf, then gradually beat in icing sugar
Fold in melted chocolate until completely incorporated (add a few drops of milk if mixture is too stiff)