Chocolate, Nuts, Whipped Cream…

that’s some heavy stuff!

After all this Cupcake practicing, I need a new challenge. I want to practice to make pretty layer cakes. The cake was so moist and soft and tender like a real American chocolate cake has to be. It’s probably the best I ever made.

The filling is just simply wipped cream and so is the “frosting” around. The top is melted chocolate with hazelnut meal.

You can find the recipe for the cake here.

Chocolate Cake

* Butter, for greasing the pans (of course I used lactose free margarine)
* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
* 2 cups sugar
* 3/4 cups good cocoa powder
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 cup lactose free buttermilk, shaken
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 (8-inch) round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Spring is here and I will definitely make more of these precious cakes!

3 thoughts on “Chocolate, Nuts, Whipped Cream…

  1. What a gorgeous cake. It has my mouth watering and I can hardly wait to get there and sample some of your wonderful baking. It’s hard to choose which one I like best, but this one is right up there – maybe you need a sampler to sample all of your desserts. And maybe I can apply for the job……. 🙂

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