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Need Chocolate Cake to die for

post #1 of 73
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I need a very good chocolate cake recipe. Scratch or doctored mix -I don't care. Just something good. I actually made BC mix milk chocolate with some cupcakes for Easter and some idiot asked if I made the "SPICE" cake out of scratch! I said "That's Chocolate" very politely, but wanted to say "That's not spice cake you cake goblin freak!" what an idiot! Everyone else knew they were chocolate though. My husband loves chocolate and I'd love to find a recipe for a killer chocolate cake that I can use for cupcakes. I plan to fill the cupcakes, ice them and also do a chocolate design on top(w/ piped white chocolate). I'm aiming for chocolate over-kill here! Not big on dark chocolate though, just regular chocolate...
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post #2 of 73
I've used Confetti Cakes recipe. I used it for my DS's 1st birthday cake and got nothing but raves! It's so dark and yummy.

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post #3 of 73
I love Coco Loco by Colette Peters but I have never tried it in cupcakes but for a regular cake it is so rich and yummy.
Bad planning on your part does not necessarily constitute an automatic emergency on my part
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post #4 of 73
here is my all time favorite chocolate cake. http://www.recipezaar.com/58134

Everyone at work LOVED it, especially with a raspberry filling.
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post #5 of 73
1 dh cake mix
1 small choc pudding
4 egg
8oz sour cream
1 1/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil

the best cake ever
post #6 of 73
if you want a to die for recipe, here's the one!
if you are in low elevation, i will note the changes for baking powder and soda in parenthesis.

preheat oven to 350.

in one large bowl, sift:
2 and 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa (i use hersheys special dark-it adds a beautiful rich color!)
1 and 1/4 tsp salt
1 tb baking powder (1 and 1/2 tsp low elevation)
1 tb baking soda (1 and 1/2 tsp low elevation)

in a small bowl, mix:
1 and 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 and 1/2 strong GOOD coffee
1 tb pure vanilla

in a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) bowl, beat on high for 3-5 minutes:
1 and 1/2 sticks softened butter
5 large eggs
3 cups granulated sugar

altnately add dry, wet, dry, wet, dry, wet ingredients to the creamed butter/sugar/egg mixture, BY HAND with a rubber spatula, or GENTLY with a whisk to break up big lumps. you'll get a more tender crumb this way. do this just until mixed, not long.

fill 1/2 full for cupcakes to rise just beneath the top of the liner, up to 2/3 for a large puffy cupcake (but watch that they dont overflow) and bake 22-23 minutes in liners.

this batter is runny, put it in a large ziplock bag with the corner cut off to squeeze into the cupcake liners for less mess.

these are EXCELLENT, (as in never had a better winning combination) with semi sweet chocolate ganache filling (use the wilton bismark tip 230) and then a healthy swirl icon_smile.gif of brown sugar vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. YUM YUM!!!

ganache:
12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips ( i love hersheys special dark or ghiradelli semi sweet)
3 cups heavy whipping cream

bring cream to a boil, place choc in metal or glass bowl. cover choc with cream, let sit two minutes. then stir with whisk until melted. chill for an hour. whip!

brown sugar smbc:

2.5 cups packed brown sugar
1 and 1/4 c egg whites
5 sticks butter
1/8 cup pure vanilla

double boiler, whisk sugar/egg whites for 3-5 minutes until sugar is melted, not gritty. transfer mixture to stand mixer bowl, whisk on high for 7-10 min until cool. change to beater attachment, on low (1 or2), add soft butter in small chunks until its mixed in. add vanilla. it may look curdled at some point, but it will smooth out.

room temp for ganache and smbc for up to two days, refrigerate leftovers. rewhip after chilling leftovers.
post #7 of 73
This is simple, easy, and people rave about it as being the best chocolate cake they have ever tasted, very moist and dense too!

1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1 small box Jello Brand Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding
2 Tbsp. Hershey's Syrup
1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup canola oil
4 eggs

Since there is a box of pudding added along with the extra egg....the baking time is a tad longer. Depending on the size pan you are using, I have found it sometimes takes 5 to 10 minutes longer than your average cake.
post #8 of 73
This scratch recipe is REALLY good. Very moist and very chocolatey. It's from Epicurious and it's their #1 recipe.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/101275

It looks like a bit of work, but it's really not hard.
post #9 of 73
melysa will you share your recipe (or provide a link) for brown sugar vanilla swiss meringue buttercream? Your cupcakes sound delish!
post #10 of 73
the recipe that jkalman posted is very similar to the one i posted. so either one would be delicious!

i forgot to say that "my" recipe will make about 36-48 cupcakes (depending on size) or two layers of 8" and 4" rounds.
post #11 of 73
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Originally Posted by ShayShay

melysa will you share your recipe (or provide a link) for brown sugar vanilla swiss meringue buttercream? Your cupcakes sound delish!



i edited the post above and added the recipes. enjoy! dont forget to constanly whisk over the double boiler.
post #12 of 73
I just found DH Butter chocolate mix for my last chocolate cake and it was wonderful! Not as crumbly as the other's I've used.
post #13 of 73
I have a simple cake but it ALWAYS gets rave reviews. I use a chocolate cake mix, and add a handful of chocolate chips to the batter. It also keeps the cake moist. The chocolate is unexpected and always appreciated. icon_smile.gif
lifes too short....eat dessert first!
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lifes too short....eat dessert first!
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post #14 of 73
Mmmmmmmmmmmm... brown sugar SMBC is tooooooo good!!

Melysa.. something tells me we would bake well together.. icon_wink.gif
post #15 of 73
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Originally Posted by cerobs

1 dh cake mix
1 small choc pudding
4 egg
8oz sour cream
1 1/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil

the best cake ever



Which cake mix do you start from? I've used devil's food, swiss chocolate, and dark chocolate fudge, but it was so long in between when I made them that I forgot which I liked best!
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