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” The only thing better than a good friend is a good friend with a piece of chocolate cake” Many warm thanks to contributing...

” The only thing better than a good friend is a good friend with a piece of chocolate cake”

Many warm thanks to contributing Pastry Chef in training Samara Rabah for this delicious recipe.

 Ingredients

(Prepare before starting}
picture of chocolately chocolate cake ingredients

chocolately chocolate cake ingredients
PHOTO BY Samara Rabah

  • 1 ½ bars or 6 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour –The flour must be sifted three times before use.
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder (Hershey’s brand)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

 

 

 

preparation

Grease and prepare two or three 8-inch round.

Preheat oven to 350 F

  • Beat the butter for 2 minutes until it changes color and becomes thicker.
  • Then add the sugar little by little and continue to whip the butter cream mixture until mixed
  • Add the vanilla and vanilla essence to the butter mixture.
  • One by one add the eggs and mix until well blended.
  • In a separate large bowl sift the flour three times with the cocoa, salt and baking soda, then add both these dry ingredients and the milk alternating each slowly to the creamed butter mixture.
  • Be sure to clean the edges with a spatula and bottom of bowl occasionally throughout the process to insure well mixing.
  • Make sure not over-beat the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the sides of the cake begin to pull away from the edges.
  • Leave cakes in the pans for 10 minutes to cool off  then remove the cakes from the pans and wrap them in plastic wrap to keep them moist.
picture of chocolate cake mix BEFORE BAKING

chocolate cake mix BEFORE BAKING
PHOTO BY Samara Rabah

picture of chocolate cake mix AFTER  BAKING

chocolate cake mix AFTER BAKING
PHOTO BY Samara Rabah

You can cover with the following soft chocolate ganache sauce recipe…

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. bittersweet black chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Procedure

Add the chocolate to a bowl and set aside.  In a sauce pan heat the milk  without allowing  it to boil and pour it over the chopped chocolate and let it stand for 5 minutes, mix smoothly until its all incorporated. 

picture of chocolate ganache

chocolate ganache
PHOTO BY Samara Rabah

Then carefully pour on top of one cake, place the other cake on top and pour over the entire cake carefully molding it to cover the entire cake. Eat right away or allow to cool and enjoy with a large cold glass of fresh milk!

picture of Chocolately chocolate cake

Chocolately chocolate cake
PHOTO BY Samara Rabah


Many warm thanks to contributing Pastry Chef in training Samara Rabah for this delicious recipe.

All photos by Samara Rabah