Chocolate F*cking Cake!

‘Cause this booty is made of cake.

 

Chocolate F*cking Cake! with Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Because sometimes nothing else will suffice.

One thing to note about the recipe, the batter will be thin before you pour it into the pans, after you add the boiling water. (Btw I use an electric kettle – Life. Freaking. SAVER. For errthang. Lesson learned from a December in Prague.)

Chocolate F*cking Cake! Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1  cups sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup olive oil (but you can use vegetable)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Dark chocolate frosting (recipe below)
  • Cake decorating beads (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two 9 inch round baking pans with parchment paper; grease and flour. (Note: grease and flour well. )
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Stir in boiling water.
  5. Pour batter into baking pans.
  6. Bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. When you press the surface gently, cake should spring back up. Cool for 20 minutes (or completely) and remove from pans to wire cooling rack. [Note: Try to cool completely. I mean completely.  I know it smells amazing, but if you jump the gun you’ll have broken cake everywhere (Kweli knows)].
  7. Frost with the Dark Chocolate Frosting of your dreams below. (Or whichever frosting your heart desires.)
  8. Decorate as desired. I used Wilton’s pink sugar pearls (and suddenly my cake was classy AF!).

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Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe

I find most frosting so sugary they make my teeth hurt. But, I do love dark chocolate. Hence, I decided to go with a dark chocolate frosting with the right touch of sweetness.

Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter, softened (seriously, be softened)
  • 1  cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓  cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Melt butter and stir in cocoa powder. (Note: best if butter is mostly melted enough such that when you beat it, it’ll be completely smooth. So, not completely liquid, but looking beautifully whipped AF.)
  2. Add powdered sugar, alternating between the two.
  3. Add additional milk, if needed.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Get yo’ cake on.

 

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