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Buttermilk Choclate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Swathi Vuppala

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients For Choclate Cake
Butter for greasing the pans
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pans
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup good cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk, shaken
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
Choclate Frosting (see recipe)

Ingredients For Choclate Frosting 6 ounces good semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 extra-large egg yolk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups sifted confectionersí sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder

Directions:
Directions:
Directions for baking cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Place one layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake.
Directions for frosting
Chop the chocolate and place it in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan over simmering water. Stir until just melted and set aside until cooled room temperature.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed until light yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and continue beating for 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to low, gradually add the confectionersí sugar, then beat at medium speed, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy. Dissolve the coffee powder in 2 teaspoons of the hottest tap water. On low speed, add the chocolate and coffee to the butter mixture and mix until blended. Donít whip! Spread immediately on the cooled cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr 35 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my first choclate cake I baked. I love this cake. Originally this recipe is from Ina Garten. As I love this cake to bake and also to eat, I just wanted to share with you all.

 

 

 

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