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Your Best Chocolate Cake recipe is.....

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clottedcreamteaplease Thu 29-Aug-13 20:20:38

Just that I made one from a recipe using coco powder and it was bland not chocolatey at all and quite pale it was galaxy chocolate powder I used and quite sweet.

Want to make another two doubted butter creamed together but want it to be dark and chocolatey!

Abra1d Thu 29-Aug-13 20:34:35

DOn't use anything except Green & Blacks or something equally high quality. Galaxy probably didn't have enough cocoa solids in it.

gybegirl Thu 29-Aug-13 20:35:21

It's fool proof and without a doubt the most delicious choc cake I've ever had. The icing makes hardened atheists believe they've died and gone to heavengrin

CMOTDibbler Thu 29-Aug-13 20:37:04

I make this one, and it is amazing. I do use G&B cocoa in it

hermioneweasley Thu 29-Aug-13 20:37:16

Google the good food ultimate chocolate cake. Easy and came out perfectly. Last time I made it with a peanut butter frosting layer under the chocolate. Yum!

eatyourveg Thu 29-Aug-13 20:45:15

4 4 4 2 or 6 6 6 3 with the best cocoa you can find - can't go wrong

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 30-Aug-13 08:10:12

Hummingbird Brooklyn Blackout - either with the chocolate custard as per recipe if for a pudding cake, or chocolate buttercream if for coffee/snack.

Chocolate cake needs lots of dark cocoa - I tend to use Bournville if available. Must be cocoa, not drinking chocolate.

Another tip for keeping it dark and borderline bitter is to add coffee. I make up very strong instant coffee (three or four spoons of instant with 30-50ml water, or real coffee reduced on the hob until almost syrupy) and add to the cake batter.

I find that adding coffee to the icing makes the cake taste of coffee, whereas adding it to the cake batter to cook out just sort of infuses the cake with the coffee characteristics but not the flavour.

rockybalboa Fri 30-Aug-13 08:20:02

Surely the Galaxy stuff you used was drinking chocolate not cocoa powder? Not the same thing at all. I agree that Green & Blacks is the way forward.

ThisIsYourSong Fri 30-Aug-13 09:14:13

Ultimate chocolate cake is so easy and the best chocolate cake ever...

MikeLitoris Fri 30-Aug-13 15:53:08

Yes, you need cocoa powder. Not hot chocolate powder.

clottedcreamteaplease Fri 30-Aug-13 17:56:26

I'm going to try yours this is your song! Will let you know how it turns out

nannycook Fri 30-Aug-13 20:48:48

Clottedcream, i've started using Mary Berry's ultimate choc cake, its lovely and so simple, it says alot of caster sugar as you need this to make it sweeter because the amount of cocoa you use can make cakes abit bitter.

littlemissnormal Fri 30-Aug-13 20:52:51

^^this is amazing and feeds lots of cake loving people!

ResNullius Fri 30-Aug-13 20:59:33

Choc Devils Food Cake .....uses 8fl oiz soured milk!
Sounds dire but is the nicest choc cake I have ever come across. With choc sour cream frosting, it is THE cake of demand in this family smile

Stase Fri 30-Aug-13 21:00:00

this by Rose Levy Beranbaum is gorgeous.

Or this by me if a brownie would fit the bill?

I really want a slice of chocolate cake now, with ganache sad

ThisIsYourSong Fri 30-Aug-13 22:09:35

Good luck! I find I have to process it a but longer than she says (about 5 minutes) otherwise it's a bit crumbly

Bearandcub Fri 30-Aug-13 22:11:33

Betty Crocker Devils Food Cake recipe - delicious!

chrissiegsd Sat 31-Aug-13 15:51:29

This one is really lovely & a firm fave with us, also super easy!

Safmellow Sun 01-Sep-13 13:21:42

Chocolate beetroot cake

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