Hello everyone!

Today I made a super delicious dark chocolate cake, perfect for the weekend.

Here is the recipe, enjoy!

Delicious Dark Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cup (290 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3/4 cup (85 g) pure unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (250 ml) strong coffee
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (250 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cup (280 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup (300 g) regular sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. (120 g) dark chocolate, melted

 

Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).

Start by melting the chocolate in the microwave oven. Leave to cool.

Sift the flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl, then repeat the sifting process twice.

Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, and continute beating.

Add the vanilla extract..

Add the buttermilk, strong coffee and the flour mixture in three additions.

Stir until everything is well blended.

Add the melted chocolate.

Stir until everything is well blended.

Divide the batter between three lined 8-inch (20 cm) baking pans.

Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for about 35 minutes.

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

Dark Chocolate frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cup (340 g) unsalted butter
  • 16 oz. (450 g) dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), melted
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) powdered sugar

Put the butter into a mixing bowl and beat until very fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add the powdered sugar…

…and the melted, dark chocolate…

Beat for a few minutes.

Place one of the cooled cakes onto a cake stand or plate.

I like to spread out a layer of passion fruit glaze, but you could use apricot jam or anything else you like. I just love passion fruit with dark chocolate…

Spread out a layer of the dark chocolate frosting.

Repeat with the remaining layers.

Cover the top and sides of the cake with the luscious chocolate frosting.

Ok it has a few calories, but it’s worth it 🙂

Now nothing remains but to enjoy this delicious cake…

I hope you are tempted to start baking!

I wish you all a wonderful day, hugs from me to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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