Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

I made this cake for my mother in law's birthday. It's a mix between 2 different recipes. Originally the cake was to have a hot chocolate frosting, but I like to mix a white and dark chocolate together or yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Dark Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Frosting-What Megan's Making? and Jenn's Food Journey
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup dark cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup strong coffee, cooled
1 tbsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour cake pans, set aside.

Sift together dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix to combine. It will be VERY liquidy! Pour into pans and bake for 20 mins. Turn pans and continue baking for another 15 mins until toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool and place in freezer to freeze. This will help not to have crumbs in your frosting when you got to frost it!

White Chocolate Frosting
4 1/2 oz good quality white chocolate(I used ghiradelli)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
2 oz of cream cheese, room temperature
pinch of salt

Melt chocolate and allow to cool to lukewarm. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment add in chocolate, cream, vanilla, butter, and cream cheese. Add in sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Add more cream if needed to get to desired consistency. Spread onto cake!*This doesn't make a lot of frosting, but it was enough to frost a 9x11 inch cake(that was cut in half for a layered effect)

**This cake was AMAZING! It was moist and chocolaty! The frosting worked perfectly for it!

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