American Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing

You will never say no to it

American Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing

You will never say no to it

Category : Desserts, Cakes

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By sumin firosh

Published On: 14 Jan 2007

Rating: 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

For making the cake:-
1)Preheat oven to 350ªF.

Step 2

In a large bowl, sift or whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and cocoa.

Step 3

Add 1 cup and 2 tbsp of water and 1 cup and 2 tbsp of canola oil. Mix for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add eggs, 3/4 cup of water and vanilla.

Step 5

Mix 5 - 6 mins with a whisk, 3 - 4 mins with a hand mixer, or 2 mins with a KitchenAid mixer.

Step 6

Pour into three 10" cake pans, bake at 350ªF for 25 - 35 mins (adjust for convection); test by placing and removing a toothpick through the center at 25 mins.

Step 7

When toothpick comes out clean, loosen from pans and then put back in the pans.

Step 8

Let cakes cool for 15 mins. Keep in the pans, wrap in foil, and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Step 9

Frosting instructions:- This part is a little harder as it is really done to taste.

Step 10

Put powdered sugar and 3/4 cup cocoa into a food processor. Pulse until blended.

Step 11

Drizzle in, until about the consistency of firm butter, several tbsp of flavoring liquid (water if you aren`t looking for flavor beyond the cocoa and butter).

Step 12

:- Do not put in too much liquid, but if you do, add cocoa or sugar. Taste.

Step 13

When the flavor and consistency is right, add 1 1/2 cup of butter (firm, not cold and not too soft).

Step 14

:- A good rule of thumb is that both the butter and the sugar mixture should be slightly firmer than you would want it to be to spread it, since the mixing action of the food processor will warm it slightly.

Step 15

Pulse until blended.

Step 16

Assembling the cake:-
1)Remove the cakes from the freezer and from their pans.

Step 17

Stack, frosting each layer as you go.

Step 18

Let sit for an hour before serving.

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sanjana reghunath

tried it out!!..damn good...

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dayana

thank u sumin 4 this excellent recipe.

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