Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Moist Chocolate Cake

I found this new passion of mine, lately! It is called BAKING! It's so refreshing and really helps a lot when you are kind of stress, sometimes. Anyways, I tried this recipe and brought along some slices to work and gave it some of my fave co-workers and here's what they had to say, "It's so yummy, It's so delicious and moist!" And so on and so forth. I felt proud for the first time when I am not really a cook, baker or anything close to that according to my mom and siblings, years back! But not anymore! It may be a long road to get to where I am right now but it's definitely worth it! Please give this a try and let me know what you think! I can't wait to bake this again and entertain my friends. I grabbed this recipe from


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Dark-Chocolate Ganache
 I didn't use eggs, brown sugar, or buttermilk. I also didn't throw in nuts because some of my officemates are allergic to it. I just used 1 cup of Mazola Veggie Oil and a cup of Cold Water. Feel free to make the recipe your own.


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans; dust with cocoa, tapping out excess. Line bottom of each pan with a round of parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in chocolate and vanilla. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in three parts and buttermilk in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  3. Divide batter between prepared pans; smooth tops. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pans 15 minutes; run a knife around edge of each pan, and invert cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Set a rimmed baking sheet upside down on a work surface. Place one cake on sheet, and spread top with 1/3 of ganache. Place second cake on top, and spread remaining ganache over top and sides of cake. Using two wide metal spatulas, carefully transfer frosted cake to a serving platter.

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