Sunday, February 6, 2011

Recipe: Perfect Chocolate Cake with Whip Cream Filling



This dessert along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, is a perfect ending to a meal. It is a moist chocolate cake with whip cream between the layers and iced with a thick chocolate frosting. Keep the cake in the refrigerator but allow it to sit out and come to room temperature before serving. Leftovers keep nicely for a few days in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Frosting
CAKE:
1 cup unsifted unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups boiling water
2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


FILLING:[I double this for a thicker filling]
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1/4 cup unsifted confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In medium-sized bowl, combine cocoa with boiling water, mixing with wire whisk until smooth. cool completely. Sift flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Preheat oven to 350'. Grease well and lightly flour [ I use instant cocoa mix] three 9" x 1 1/2" layer cake pans.
2. In large bowl of electric mixer, at high speed, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light (about 5 minutes), scraping bowl occasionally. At low speed, beat in flour mixture ( in fourths) alternately with cocoa mixture (in thirds), beginning and ending with flour mixture. Do not overbeat.
3. Divide batter evenly into prepared cake pans; smooth top. Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Carefully loosen sides with spatula; remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
4. Filling: Whip cream with confectioner's sugar and vanilla; refrigerate. Assemble cake: On plate, place a layer top side down; spread with half of the cream. Place second layer top side down; spread with rest of cream. Place third layer top side up.
5. Frosting: with spatula, frost sides first, covering whipped cream; frost top with remaining frosting, swirling decoratively. refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. to cut, use a thin-edged sharp knife; slice with a sawing motion.


This is a recipe my mother used which couldn't be easier or tastier.
FUDGE FROSTING by Peg: 
l stick butter or margarine
4 squares melted unsweetened chocolate
6-7 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup milk
Melt chocolate and butter together. Mix sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Blend chocolate and sugar mixture together. Beat until smooth and begins to lose it's gloss.

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31 comments:

Dreamgoddess said...

Oh wow, this looks delicious! Chocolate is one of my weaknesses and I can't wait to try this recipe.

momstheword said...

Now that's what I'm talking about!!! You have no idea how badly I want to eat this right now, lol! Looks yummy.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

LambAround said...

This cake is so gorgeous that I'd feel guilty eating it! You clearly put 100% into everything you do.

Once the cake was cut, I'd probably devour it pretty quickly ;)

Mary said...

This looks delicious!I'm going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday! Have a great week, Mary :O)

Mary Joy said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Now that is some serious chocolate!!! LOL

I am a serious chocoholic married to a diabetic husband...so I will need to get tastavision to enjoy your amazing cake! I can only imagine how glorious it tastes though!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy
visiting from Moms the Word

Christina Lucas said...

That looks so delicious!

Kimberly Knoess said...

That looks positively sinful! Thanks for printable recipe!!

Kirks Korner said...

Wow. That looks so good. Chocolate cake is so delicious. Thanks for posting this.

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Real Life In A Minute said...

This cake looks amazing BUT since I can't stop at just one piece...and since I am still losing my Christmas weight (2 pounds to go)...I will have to pass. Thanks though. Sandra

Miriam said...

How fabuous that I've stumbled accross this recipe! I had a piece of cake just like this at a restaurant once and have been craving it ever since! Thanks a million :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

That cake looks SO YUMMY!!!

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Ashley said...

Hi! This looks delicious! I'm getting hungy!Found you at Mingle Monday! I'm following you and would love for you check out my blog and follow me back! :)

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Ani said...

That looks wonderful. I'll definitely have to put that in my "to make" folder.

Inspired2cook said...

Chocolate cake is my favorite dessert! Yours looks awesome!

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great looking cake new follower from the hop
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Tree said...

This looks wonderful! I've never thought of adding filling to my cakes. Thanks for linking up for TT again this week!

MelissaAggie98 said...

That looks like a little piece of HEAVEN!

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Amy said...

Wow, your chocolate cake is pretty and looks delicious! I want a big piece of this cake!

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GrumpyGratefulMom said...

Hi--I found you on a blog hop--love your site! And this cake looks divine! Janae

Christy said...

remember those refrigerator cakes that were chocolate wafers with whipped cream--oh how i loved them...and this cake is like the gucci version of it. rich chocolate cake and fluffy whipped cream...i am in virtual heaven over here! thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe on tuesday night supper club

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PinkMama said...

Making me all hungry so early in the morning. Came over from Thristy Thursday but I've already was a FAN! Love your blog :)

Devonay said...

It looks ever so yummy! I'm going to have to try this! I am also a follower and on Thirsty Thursday.

Brooke Douglass said...

This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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Lisa said...

This looks delicious!

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www.LisaBlogs.com

" me " said...

yummie!!!!

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Sam @ The Junk House said...

That cake looks SOOOO good I want to lick my computer screen!

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Denise said...

MMMMM.Looks delish!

Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Naturally Me Creations said...

This looks delicious!! And there's so much icing and filling on there, yummm! :D

Jenn Stag said...

This chocolate cake looks fabulous! I'll have to try it soon!

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