Death by Chocolate Cake | Dessert

Death by Chocolate cake.

Where do I begin? Apparently, Donald Trump mentioned eating a perfect chocolate cake during an interview? Anyway, that happened and then I guess chocolate cake was on everyones mind…a perfect chocolate cake.

When I say a chocolate cake, I mean a chocolate chocolate cake with all the chocolate works. Therefore, Death by Chocolate cake was created.

It starts with a moist, not so sweet two layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting in between the two layers, then a chocolate ganache sauce dripping off the cake.

Happy Dreams! Or maybe you won’t be sleeping due to the chocolate overdose…

Death by Chocolate Cake


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Servings: 2 layer cake


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There three parts to the cake: the chocolate cake, the buttercream frosting to go between the layers and then the ganache to go on top of the whole cake.

All three parts are listed below. Happy Eating!

Three Parts:

  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Chocolate Ganache

Simple Chocolate Cake


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 – 45 minutes

Servings: Makes a 2 layer cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter two round pans
  3. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add eggs, milk, warm water, oil,  and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  5. Place in the two pans.
  6. Bake for 25 – 35 minutes until cooked through.
  7. Cool in the cake pan for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Then, flip cake out and cool on wire rack.
  9. Once cakes have cooled, layer cakes (make sure to shave the cakes so they fall flat on top of each other!) and frost away!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2 layer cake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I used a combination of Hershey’s Cocoa Powder and some of the usual baking cocoa powder)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons of Bourbon Vanilla Extract (you can also use basic vanilla extract)
  • 3-8 Cups of Confederations Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Butter
  • 8 ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1/5 – 1/2 Cup of Milk

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Directions:

  1. Wait until butter and cream cheese are at room temperature and soft.
  2. Combine butter and cream cheese until a smooth mixture.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Add cocoa powder.
  5. Add sugar, 1 cup at a time depending on the consistency you want as well as the sweetness.
  6. You can also add milk as needed to get to the consistency you want, and to balance the sweetness.
  7. You will be finished once you have a consistency that is thick and you can spread. You can refrigerate to make it more thicker.
  8. Spread it on baked goods or eat as is 😉

Chocolate Ganache


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 layer cake

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Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream

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Directions:

  1. Put chocolate chips in a bowl.
  2. Mix butter and heavy cream in a pot.
  3. Heat mixture on medium heat until right before it boils.
  4. Pour butter and heavy cream mixture on the chocolate chips.
  5. Mix well until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Cool until room temperature.
  7. Then, you can pour on cake/cupcakes.
  8. Make sure you refrigerate until set. About 45 minutes.

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Xoxo,

A

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