Cakes

One Bowl Chocolate Birthday Cake

This tantalizing, tasty, and toothsome all-chocolate birthday cake was prepared in honor of one extremely special individual.

My beloved brother šŸ™‚

And while chocolate may not have been his first choice, I think he would have approved nonetheless.

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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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans (2 inches deep) with nonstick spray and set aside. Sift cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder into the bowl of a mixer. Beat on low speed until just combined. Raise speed to medium, and add eggs, buttermilk, water, oil, and vanilla. Beat until smooth, about 3 minutes.
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.
Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Frosting – adapted from hershey’s.com
  • 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.

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