Sunday, June 22, 2008

Double Chocolate Layer Cake - aka THAT Chocolate Cake

As mentioned in my previous post, I've been busy baking for my hubby's birthday this week. I asked Mr. B what he wanted kind of cake he wanted for his birthday. He simply responded "I want THAT chocolate cake". Okay, I have many different cakes in my baking arsenal, but I knew exactly what he was referring to. A few years back, I found the recipe for THAT chocolate cake aka double chocolate layer cake on epicurious.com. When I first tried this recipe, I had concerns as I'm not that crazy about cake recipes that use oil as its fat source (really much prefer using butter for its flavor). With the intense flavors of chocolate, cocoa powder and coffee, the flavor of the cake is intensely chocolatey, and you don't miss the butter at all. The cake is extremely moist, but it doesn't have the tight crumb that you get from butter based recipes. The accompanying ganache recipe is fine to use, but I do like varying the frosting for this cake. My only adjustment to the original recipe is using bittersweet chocolate in place of the semi-sweet for the cake and frosting.

Clearly, Mr. B is in good company as this is the site's most popular cake recipe and has received rave reviews...over a 1,100+ reviews for this single recipe, which is insane! You will now have to excuse me, as I'm going to pour my self a tall glass of milk and enjoy a slice of this cake! :)

5 comments:

Erin said...

This looks so delicious and decadent. I could sure go for a big piece of chocolate cake after reading your post!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

This could definitely improve my Monday by 1000x over!

PheMom said...

OK, so THAT cake looks insane and has been bookmarked to make for a while. Now you've done it and I am going to have to go for it! Your cake looks awesome!

Kury said...

Did you use the ganache frosting for these pictures? If not, may I please have the frosting recipe? It looks perfect!

Linda said...

Hi Kury,
You are correct - what you see in the pictures is the ganache frosting. I know that you will be pleased with this cake! :)

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