I recently discovered this incredible recipe for Chocolate Cake and I must say, it did not disappoint! It is unbelievably rich and decadent, making it my new go-to recipe. Don't get me wrong, I still love classic desserts like my Perfect Chocolate Cake for layer cakes, but this one really stands out.
If you're looking for the best Chocolate Cake recipe, you've found it. My friend Autumn shared her Grandma Evie's recipe with me and I was immediately intrigued. The method is unlike anything I've ever seen before, which she aptly calls the No-Fail Chocolate Cake. I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised by just how amazing it turned out.
What's even more surprising is that this cake gets even better after a day. Trust me, save yourself a slice and see the magic happen over time. It's truly mind-blowing.
Now, let's talk about the frosting. This Chocolate Frosting is simple yet delicious. I used dutch process cocoa to give it a darker color, but you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder if you prefer a lighter shade.
You might be wondering why there's coffee in a chocolate cake recipe. Well, coffee actually enhances the flavor of chocolate without overpowering it. This recipe specifically calls for brewed hot coffee in the first steps and cooled coffee later on. However, some recipes use instant coffee crystals or espresso coffee. Feel free to substitute water if you're not a coffee fan, although the chocolate flavor won't be as intense.
While this recipe is great as a sheet cake, you can also turn it into a layer cake. It will make a two-layer cake using 8-inch rounds. Just be sure not to use too much frosting between the layers. Alternatively, you can make cupcakes with this recipe. Fill each liner about 2/3 full with batter and bake at 350°F for around 16-22 minutes. Keep an eye on them to avoid overbaking. Once cooled, frost them with the chocolate frosting. If you want to pipe pretty designs, add a touch more confectioners sugar for a thicker consistency.
If you're a chocolate lover like me, you'll definitely enjoy this Chocolate Cake recipe. Give it a try and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. And if you're looking for more chocolatey goodness, be sure to check out my other chocolate cake recipes too. Happy baking!