Samstag, 20. Juni 2009

Chocolate Butter Cake

another delicious cake from the cake bible


1/2 cup + 3 tbs Dutch Cocoa (Dutch cocoa is the best)
1 cup boiling water
3 large eggs
2 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tbs baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter (room temperature)

1. whisk together the cocoa and the boiling water , let cool to room temperature
2. whisk together 1/2 of the cocoa mix + the eggs + vanilla
3. mix the remaining dry ingredients
4. add the butter and cococa mix
5. mix together on low speed then faster for 1 1/2 min
6. gradualy add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beat 20 seconds each time

7. place in 2 9-inch (23cm) cake pans and bake for 25-35 minutes at 350°F or 180°C

cool on a rack

you can add any kind of frosting on this cake, nice to add a lill orange extract in it for example. This time I put some chocolate frosting on it. Was very tasty with some icecream/cream and fresh strawberries. Not at all too heavy chocolate tasty or too bitter. Yummy Yummy Cake :o)

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