photo courtesy of luke eshleman & used with permission
let’s always eat cake!
730 days down, infinity to go.
6″ double chocolate cake
adapted from movita beaucoup
*note: i have a tendency to bake my cakes under, i like the fudge like consistency. however, for icing/frosting/decoration purposes baking the cake till done or just slightly over is best, as it will make the cake sturdier. for real, do as i say, not as i do.
Yields one 2 layer, 6″ cake
1 cup AP flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup strong black coffee, cool
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup sunflower oil
1 teaspoon chocolate extract
preheat oven to 350°F. grease + line two 6″ baking pans with parchment paper.
in a bowl add all the dry ingredients except the sugar, whisk to combine.
in a large mixing bowl, mix together the coffee, sugar, sunflower oil and chocolate extract until combined. add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
divvy up the batter evenly between the two baking pans.
bake for 18-22 minutes (aim for the full 22 minutes). cool for a few minutes, then remove from pans, remove parchment paper, and cool completely on a wire rack.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
healthy punch of salt
1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature (i used Tofutti vegan cream cheese)
Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa and salt and set aside.
in a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy.
add in the dry ingredients in increments, beating on low, until smooth and no lumps remain
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