This is my favourite chocolate cake recipe - simple, delicious, fail-proof, addictive, versatile, healthy (enter multiple goodness describing adjectives here) - and I keep baking it over and over again, sometimes with a twist, and linking new posts with that early post of it for the recipe.
There are two main problems with this. First, it has no english version. Second, everytime someone asks me for a chocolate cake recipe, I want to share this one, but the original post is so huge (with the frosting and everything) that it scares any incipient cook straightway - even though it is SO simple!
So this time I am gonna show you just how simple it is.
I dare you not to try it when it is still like this!
I used halved strawberries inside this one and left it just a tad too little in the oven ^^
(If you're not into the baking soda bitterness I suggest you just get it well done :P)
Chocolate Cake - This is 'the One'
BOWL A (mix): flour (1+3/4 cup) + sugar (2 cup) + cocoa (1 cup) + baking soda (2 tsp) + baking powder (1 tsp) + salt (1 tsp)
BOWL B (whisk): eggs (2 L) + strong coffee (1/2 cup) + oil (1/2 cup) + buttermilk (1 cup) + vanilla flavouring (optional)
Incorporate B in A.
Pour into a removable bottom cake pan, bottom lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 170ºC in the middle rack until a toothpick comes out clean (or just leave it half baked as I did last time haha ^^)
- you may add more sugar or substitute cocoa for powdered chocolate
- you should add chili ;)
- most people prefer no vanilla
- perfect for frosting and layer cakes
- you may use any oil you'ld like, even olive oil
- you can soaken it with some syrup, such as orange/licquor one