Friday, 5 February 2010


As it is Friday, I wanted to make something a little "extra" for dessert tonight. As it is, I didn't pretty it up like the recipe suggested, but I really hit on something. Think about this for a minute, especially those who know how I like to eat: this cake was SO GOOD, I didn't even want seconds. Really. So of course I have to share.
Double Decadence Chocolate Cake
Grease and line bottoms with parchment 3 9" round cake pans.
Combine 1/2 c chocolate chips and 1 1/2 c hot coffee; let stand, stirring occasionally to melt chocolate. (Trust me, Mom, you can't taste the coffee in the cake! I even used real coffee, not the instant mocha stuff.)
Sift together 2 1/2 c flour, 1 1/2 c cocoa powder, 2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt; stir in 3 c sugar.
Beat 3 eggs til thick (it takes a while). Beat in 3/4 c vegetable oil, 1 1/2 c buttermilk (or sour milk), 1 tsp vanilla, and the coffee/chocolate. Add dry ingredients and beat just til well combined.
Bake at 300*F until a toothpick comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out to racks to cool.

Chocolate Truffle Filling
Melt 4oz semisweet chocolate (I used Nestle Chocolatier) and 8 TBSP butter (that's 4 oz). Stir in 1/4 c whole milk. Stir in 2 1/2 c powdered sugar. Spread 1/2 on 1st cake layer; top with 2nd layer; spread remaining filling over that; top with 3rd layer.

Chocolate Glaze
Melt 4 oz bittersweet chocolate and 1/4 c whole milk. Stir til smooth, let stand about 10 minutes. Spread over top of cake; let stand (or chill) to set up.

The recipe suggested grating semisweet chocolate over the top, but I don't think this cake can hold any more chocolate. It is terrific. (Riah says the glaze is gross; it is kinda dark.)

Have fun.


Anonymous said...

I will have to try it; although, I'm not sure I could stand the smell of the coffee while mixing it!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I forgot to sign my post. mums

Ganeida said...

I will definitely try this. Sounds yum & I like coffee!

Anonymous said...

My dear Sis, you can bring thermos here and I will fill you some hot coffee in the thermos. ha. Dob

Wil said...

I almost cried just thinking about it...

Today, I ordered a chocolate chip cookie in McAlister's Deli -- the first chocolate I've had in weeks. :-)

MamaOlive said...

Poor Wil! Maybe next time you go up to visit Mom and Dad, Aunt Dob can bring over some coffee and you can all enjoy this together. :-)

Yeah, Ganeida, I know. I was raised to go to church 3 times a week, brush my teeth after every meal, and avoid coffee like the plague. :-D

Anonymous said...

Oh my word! That is a cup of sugar for every layer of cake. I "know" I would taste the coffee, ha. jcr