Chocolate cake is a favorite of many, but often times people like a change from chocolate cake and chocolate frosting, they like to mix it up with another flavor of frosting, sometime peanut butter, or raspberry, my personal favorite is white buttercream.
This cake is fabulous, if I do say so myself, the cake is so moist and fudgy and it is my "go to" recipe, I added fudge filling that is so scrumptious you could just eat it from the pan with a spoon. The frosting is a simple white buttercream, if it is a special occasion you could tint the frosting with food coloring and then pipe it on the cake to make it a bit more special. I just troweled my frosting on with an offset spatula. I like lots of frosting! Do you?
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (or sub by using a cup of whole milk with a tablespoon of white vinegar and letting it sit 5 minutes until thick)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup of hot coffee
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease and flour 2 9" cake pans, or grease and line with parchment paper circles.
In your mixer, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined. Add the eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and buttermilk, and mix until just combined.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir the hot coffee into the batter by hand. The batter will be runny. Pour into your cake pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with just a few bits of cake stuck to it. For 9 inch pans, that should be anywhere from 20-35 minutes.
When you remove each cake from the oven, let it cool, run a knife around the edges of the pan, and carefully remove it from the pan onto a baking rack. Let cool before frosting.
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup chocolate chips
Put first 3 ingredients into a sauce pan, over low heat bring to a boil, stirring constantly. The sugar should be dissolved. Remove from heat, add chocolate chips and then whisk them until creamy and cooled.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
31/2 cups of powdered sugar
1-3 teaspoons milk or heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the butter and the powdered sugar beat until blended, then add salt, mix. Add milk and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy, about another 3-5 minutes.
Once cake is cooled, cut each cake in half, then place 1 layer on a plate and spread some fudge filling over the layer. Then place another layer on top and frost with fudge filling, place third layer onto and frost, and then place the last layer on top.
Frost entire cake with white butter cream frosting and enjoy!