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Saturday, January 21, 2012

dirty chocolate cake

the boys wanted cookies... i wanted something a little more exotic and challenging... the hubs asked for chocolate cake... why does this guy always get his way... i need to start reasserting my dominance as head of the house :) just kidding...

i'm just being too nice lately since he's leaving and will be suffering for 2 months without my home cooking and fatty desserts...

so here it is... a double chocolate cake... not a bad treat to be hanging about on the kitchen counter... i keep sneaking little slivers of cake every time i walk by, and then it's followed by cursing myself for having no willpower...

now... this cake was easy to make, requires minimal cleanup... it had a bit of a drier crumb, my hubs said it would be the perfect recipe for ice cream cake, and i think he's right...

one bowl chocolate cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

1. preheat oven to 350 and grease and flour your cake pan ( i made two 6 inch rounds)
2. in a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
3. add milk, oil, and vanilla... beat with electric mixer on low speed just until combined
4. beat on medium speed for 2 minutes... add egg... beat 2 minutes more
5. spread into prepared pans
6. bake 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean... cool cake in a pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing...
top of my head chocolate ganache frosting
ingredients (amounts unknown since i kinda threw it together)
1 cup chopped dark chocolate, melted and cooled
4 tbsp. butter, softened
heavy cream (as needed for consistency)
confectioners sugar (as needed for sweetness)
1-2 tsp. kahlua

1. melt chocolate over a double boiler, set aside to cool
2. beat butter in mixer, until smooth... then add melted chocolate and kahlua
3. start adding in the confectioners sugar and heavy cream until you reach your desired consistency and sweetness...

have a wonderful weekend everybody... and as always... happy baking :)

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