This tantalizing, tasty, and toothsome all-chocolate birthday cake was prepared in honor of one extremely special individual.
And while chocolate may not have been his first choice, I think he would have approved nonetheless.
He certainly would have appreciated the fervor in which it was demolished….
One Bowl Birthday Chocolate Cake – adapted from Martha Stewart
- 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 3 tbs. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Divide batter between pans. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Turn out from pans. Transfer, face-up, to wire racks. Let cool completely.
Spread 2 cups chocolate frosting onto top of 1 cooled layer. Top with remaining layer; frost top and sides with remaining 2 cups frosting.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 2/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.