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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake

    For Jax's birthday, I wanted to make him delicious cakes.  Something that went a little beyond the cake mix and tub of frosting.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, I readily eat it when placed in front of me!  So, I knew this old fashioned chocolate cake would be a great option.  No fancy frills.  It is just a classic cake with dark chocolate flavor covered in a fudgy frosting.  What's not to love about that?

    I have to say this cake was a hit!  I saw a few people going back for seconds.  It is a rich, moist cake that begs for you to get every last crumb.  Cover it with this shiny fudge frosting and you can't go wrong!!  If you are worried about the coffee granules, don't be.  Not one person detected it.  It just makes the chocolate flavor deeper (and doesn't hurt the color either!)


Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups hot water
3/4 cup oil
2 T white vinegar
1 T instant coffee granules
1/2 T vanilla extract
1/2 T almond extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 8 inch round cake pans
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a second bowl, mix together water, oil, vinegar, coffee and extracts.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined..
  5. Divide batter between the two pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  6. Cool cakes for about 15 minutes and then invert onto a baking rack to cool the rest of the way.
  7. Ice with this delicious fudgy frosting or your favorite frosting
Some other great frosting ideas for your cake:






41 comments:

  1. This cake sounds and looks amazing, YUM. Will make a copy and thanks for sharing. The addition of adding the vinegar is interesting.
    Carolyn

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    1. It really is good! You need a little vinegar to activate the baking soda. I hope you love it!

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  2. That does look sinfully delicious!!

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  3. Hello! That chocolate cake looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning!

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  4. That cake! Oh my! It looks so rich and moist. I'm definitely going to bookmark this for future reference. Thank you for visiting #AnythingGoes.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you make it and love it!

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  5. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.

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  6. Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party. this looks amazing, yum!! Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

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    1. Thanks for hosting. We REALLY enjoyed this cake!

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  7. Oooooo goodness this looks really yummy!
    Thanks for sharing on The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!!

    Enjoy your day!
    Karren

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  8. Currently sugar free till July 1 my birthday...this will be my cake. Can't wait.

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    1. I hope you love it!! I need to go sugar free until July 1, we have really been overdoing it lately.

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  9. Looks like the perfect chocolate cake!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  10. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  11. Sounds delicious! I love a good chocolate cake recipe! Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks!

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    1. This is a really tasty one and comes together easily. It is worth a try!

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  12. Oh yum! I bet your little guy was so happy with his cake (and frosting)! Thank you for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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    1. The worst part was that it was gone too quickly! Though we have been doing a lot of sweets around here lately, so it was kind of nice that it was mostly gone by the end of the party ;-)

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  13. This sounds delicious. I love the coffee snuck in there. I bet it does make the cake better. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. The coffee really does add some depth to the chocolate without making it taste like coffee. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. You have my sweet tooth aching!! Lol!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thank you! After hosting the mother's day dessert buffet, Jaxon's birthday and then my mother-in-law's wedding three weekends in a row, I need to detox from sugar! But, I'm sure in a day or two I'll be ready to make something new!

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  15. You have just made me so hungry for a great slice of that cake! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It was really good! I am glad most of it disappeared during the party, it would have been very dangerous for me if I knew there were leftovers hanging around! Thanks so much for hosting and for stopping by!

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  16. Nothing beats a good chocolate cake...expect for a peanut butter cake! Thanks for linking up and sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you join us again this week.

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    1. Oh my, having both around made it really hard to choose!! Thanks for stopping by, I'm sure I'll be seeing you Friday!

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  17. Beautiful and delicious looking cake!! I'd looooooooooove a huge slice :)

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  18. Nothing wrong with the classic chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing at #Throwback Thursday. Please join us again and remember this week will focus on Thanksgiving recipes.

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    1. I'll have to break out some of my favorites! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Yum!!! now I seriously want to go play in the kitchen. Thanks for linking up with From The Archives Friday!

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    1. You should! It is a great day for baking!

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  20. Give me chocolate every single time!! Looks delish, Carlee!

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    1. Me too! One of our friends just made this cake for her niece's birthday and was showing me pictures, now I want to make it again! Thanks, Mollie!

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