The Perfect Chocolate Cake
So, it’s nice to have desserts with fancy names like Tropical Mashup Cake, or Mocha Caramel Cake, or even Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake. But sometimes, you just want to go old school…back to the basics of baking.
Like my editor once said, every woman needs a go-to LBD (or little black dress for those of you, like me, who had no idea what that meant). It’s a good basic piece that you can dress up or dress down.
Well, then I guess this recipe would be the LBC (Little Black Cake) that every baker needs. It’s the perfect base cake recipe that you can tweak and experiment with to make beautiful, yummy new creations. I hope you enjoy what I like to call the perfect chocolate cake recipe! Bonus: it’s gluten-free!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour
2 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup Kerrygold Salted Butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup hot water
Preheat the oven to 350°F. prepare two 9″ round pans by greasing and lining with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugars, flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whip together eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla. Then, slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Next, fold in the chocolate chips.
Add the hot water to the batter and mix well, until batter thins out. Pour evenly in prepared pans.
Bake for about 25–30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center.
Once the cakes have finished baking, allow to cool before frosting.
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To assemble the cake: After you’ve made the frosting, spread a generous amount over the top of one of the cakes. Stack the next cake on top, then finishing icing the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the butter cream frosting. After all the frosting has been used, sprinkle a bit of cocoa powder on top for garnish, then just Serve and Enjoy!
P.S. If you’d like to see this recipe in video format, check it out here. I love this cake so much, that it was the very first recipe we ever posted to the Delectably Different Kitchen YouTube channel!