Have I mentioned that I have a sweet tooth?
Sugar coursing through my veins.
In case you hadn’t noticed – this is not a blog for those with willpower.
This is a blog for those that want to try new things and enjoy every scrumptious, calorie-ridden morsel!
Viva – elastic waistbands!
I was surfing Pinterest and I found a delicious-looking chocolate cake.
It just so happened it was a chocolate cake kind of day (like most days), so I gave it a whirl.
Let me tell you – the author does not lie – I don’t think I have ever had a more delicious, rich, decadent, scrumptious piece of cake EVER.
You will need:
- 3 cups cake flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 cups water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (this ingredient threw me, but trust me this cake is spectacular!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit
- Line two 9″ pans with parchment paper (or two cupcake pans with liners)
- Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda and cocoa), then set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the liquid ingredients
- Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until smooth
- Pour the batter into the prepared pans (I needed cupcakes to take to school for Madison’s birthday)
- Bake: two 9″ pans for 25 – 30 minutes, or cupcakes ~20 minutes (or until a knife dipped into the centre comes out clean)
- Cool completely before frosting
For the icing
You will need:
- 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate chipits (or chocolate bars if you like)
- 5 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
- In a double-boiler melt the butter
- Add the chocolate as soon as the butter is melted and stir often until the chocolate is melted
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature
- Add corn syrup and vanilla to the chocolate mixture. Mix in well
- Mix in the sour cream
- Sift in 1 cup of icing sugar at a time and mix well
- Add 1tbsp heavy cream (or milk) if the frosting seems too stiff
Have a great one!
|Between Naps on the Porch|