Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cake




I don't think Pamela Anderson and I have much in common. Really? I hear you ask, all surprised and everything. Yes, really.  You see when she has a food craving she brushes her teeth.

This is what I do when I have a chocolate cake craving... see what I'm say'n?

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cake
from Hershey's Kitchens

For the Cake:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons bi-carbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used Grapeseed Oil)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

For the One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting:
85g unsalted butter, softened
2-2/3 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate sprinkles for decorating.

Make the Cake:
Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm round pans.

Sieve the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bi-carbonate of soda and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

When completely cool, place one cake on a cake stand or platter and top with about 3/4 cup of frosting. Put the other cake on top of that and top with the rest of the frosting, spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cake and down and around the sides. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles.

Make the Frosting:
Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add icing sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.


  1. I don't have any words to describe this right now. I'm like on an another planet and oufff...I repeat the images of your cake on and on...If only I could stop by, listen to an episode of The Sopranos and eat it with you, that would be wonderful ;) Your cake looks simply delicious. Awww!

  2. Do you really have to taunt me so early in the morning? I would like to make this cake and eat it too. My husband who is the chocoholic in the family will adore this!

  3. HA, I love your lead in. But even more, I love this cake! I think my husband would think he died and went to heaven if I made this.

  4. This looks so incredibly rich and moist and chocolate-y and amazing. I need an excuse to make this; got one for me? Haha :)

  5. Hey Gabrielle. You, Me, Tony and cake... now that would be a great Christmas present.

  6. Hey Patty. Sorry about the time zone thing. When you're eating breakfast I'm eating cake... actually, most times, when I'm breakfast,I'm eating cake.

    Can you picture this cake with a big Christmas bow around it? It could be Santa's gift to your husband?

  7. Hey Little Kitchie. I'll never be a Baywatch Babe...

    Sounds like we have a matching pair of husbands.

  8. Hey Alexandra. Thank you for your lovely comment. You came to the right person when it comes to excuses for making Chocolate Cake. Excuse #136: Make it for someone special and then make sure you're around for the cutting of the cake. How does that sound?

  9. This looks ABSURDLY good. wow. can't wait to try!

  10. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment chowgypsy. Trust me, it's as good as it looks.

  11. YUM, this screams chocolate and 'eat me now'. it looks so rich, moist and chocolatey!! Since I don't have the patience to bake one, I'm heading out to the cafe to get one! thanks for sharing!!

  12. Thanks Juliana. Who cares who you get your chocolate cake, as long as you get it, right?

  13. Why do I always fall in love with every chocolate cake I see? >.< :D This is another lip-smacking recipe to try. This just looks so good and tempting! Look at the chocolate’s moist… it’s totally mouthwatering!

  14. Thanks Neva - I'm smitten with every chocolate cake I see too. Isn't it great to be such a push-over?

  15. Looks soooo tasty!!! Gotta try to make it one day!! =)))

  16. Thanks Natasha. You won't regret it.

  17. It's been quite a while since this recipe is in my to-do list. And I have to tell you, I made it yesterday and... There are no words to describe this cake but I'll try: it was the chocolatest (I don't even know if it's a word or not), moistest, deepest, richest chocolate cake I have EVER eaten.. So THANK YOU, A THOUSAND TIMES THANK YOU!! Everyone LOVED it and it is know my favorite chocolate cake ! Instead of using buttercream frosting (I don't like that, we are not used to eat this in France ^^), I used Nutella (I mean, everything's good with it, am I right? :p. Again, thank you, I'm looking forward to do it again for my friends ^^

  18. Thanks Azertia, I'm glad you like it.