American Chocolate Cake | How to make American Chocolate Cake

By Vibha Bhutada  |  6th Jun 2016  |  
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About American Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rustic & Naked! The best chocolate cake I’ve ever had! This makes a very rich, moist, and absolutely luxurious chocolate cake recipe. So if you are a faint of heart chocolate cake person, this is not the cake for you. Recipe courtesy - Robyn Stone.

American Chocolate Cake

Ingredients to make American Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Chocolate buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 1/2cups butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder

How to make American Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
  2. For the cake:
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  4. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
  5. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  6. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  7. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
  9. For Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
  10. Add cocoa to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Whisk through to remove any lumps.
  11. Cream together butter and cocoa powder until well-combined.
  12. Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added.
  13. Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well.
  14. If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
  15. If it appears to wet and does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
  16. Frost cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
  17. Slice and Serve!

My Tip:

The cake batter will be very thin after adding the boiling water. This is correct and results in the most delicious and moist chocolate cake !

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