Thanks for all the tips in addition to the recipe for how to achieve the perfect texture! I was a little skeptical if all of the ingredients and work would be worth it- it was!!! So delicious. Thank you for all of the practical advice. Hi John, I absolutely love this cake. Is there any way to convert this to 3 10 inch layers? Appreciate your help! So excited to try this! Can I use espresso powder instead of actual liquid coffee? If so, how much should I use? This recipe was for sure one of the best chocolate cakes.
If you make it right it is perfectly fluffy and moist. So if you have the ingredients you NEED to make this cake.
What adjustments, if any, should I make to this recipe? I love this cake! I would like to use it as a mid tier for a wedding cake, but i am not sure if it can hold it, being so moist, even with a good support. What do you think? Hope that helps! It was amazing and no problem encountered. It hold its shape but placed extra support. Made this cake several times and every time nothing is left except for the cake board… really love it.
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Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Simply the best chocolate cake I've ever had. Rich, ultra moist, fluffy and that chocolate buttercream is just divine! Course Dessert. Cuisine American. Prep Time 30 minutes. Cook Time 35 minutes. Total Time 50 minutes. Servings 10 people. Calories kcal.
Basic Vanilla Cake
Author John Kanell. Instructions For the Cake: Butter and flour 3 eight inch cake pans. I highly recommend using cake strips for a more even bake. Sift together the dry ingredients including the sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together. Add the wet ingredients the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine then mix on level 2 for two minutes. Distribute batter evenly to the three pans and bake for about minutes at F C or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
I recommend rotating the pans halfway through the bake. Allow time to cool for 10 minutes then invert onto wire racks to cool fully. For the Chocolate Buttercream: In a small bowl combine the semi-sweet chocolate with 2 tbs of cream then microwave for 40 secs on half power.
Stir to combine then set aside. Whip the butter for about 5 minutes using a paddle attachment in a stand-up mixer. Add the cream.
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Add the salt, as well. You may add the optional vanilla and espresso at this step. Mix until you have a fluffy, even consistency. Beat in the melted and cooled chocolate ganache.
Yellow Cake with chocolate frosting
For the Assembly: Pipe chocolate buttercream between each layer. Pipe the buttercream on the outside of the cake. Smooth with a bench scraper and offset spatula. Add a smooth coat of chocolate buttercream to the surface of the cake. Use an tip to pipe dollops on top. Press cocoa nibs to the bottom of the cake or the entire side, if desired. Notes If you find cake decorating to be a bit intimidating then check out my How to Decorate a Cake post , it has lots of helpful tips and a full how to video. To get FLAT layers that are moist inside and out try using cake strips! You can buy a set on the shop page or make your own from foil and paper towels at home.
Discussion Hello John, So I make the vanilla cake for my moms 81st birthday and everyone loved it. Thanks Amy!!
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Your email address will not be published. Recipe Rating. Both were delicious. Receipe was very versatile. I will use again. Such a great recipe! Perfect consistency and very easy to make. I put a Golden Oreo in the bottom of the cupcake wrapper before pouring in the batter and then frosted and decorated with half an oreo on top.
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Looked and tasted great. Very disappointed with that. I would like to make this with a 12 inch x 3 inch cake pan. What would you say the ingredient measurements? Flavor is great and easy to make; however, very thick and hard to swallow. Could I used less flour to make more moist and fluffy?