chocolate cake recipe
It is quite simple to find a great chocolate cake recipes nowadays. You can turn to a lot of amazing concoctions that will surely produce tasty results. You can visit many places to locate these recipes as will. There’s a chance that you will find the right recipe if you consider the tastes of those who will partake in the cake as well as your specific needs.
The family is the traditional place to begin a search for any kind of cooking instruction. We all have a relative who has a fantastic chocolate cake recipe or two that everyone looks forward to during family get-togethers. You should draw inspiration from this individual.
However, consulting other family members for great recipes is a double edged sword. On one hand, the fact that you would like to adopt her approach to baking may flatter your relative. But then again, she might want people to recognize the chocolate cake recipe as her signature. There are even those who will make sure that the outcome isn’t identical by changing the recipe a little here and there.
Consulting a good old-fashioned cookbook is another traditional approach. You will be sure that you will get a great chocolate cake recipe that is good enough to be published in print through this method. However, cookbooks do have a little drawback. You really want to make sure that there are other recipes in there that you can use because you will be investing quite a bit of money in the book.
Wave goodbye to cake mixes that come in a box. Why use a box to make a cake when you can use a cake recipe? When you put all the ingredients in yourself, you know exactly what’s going to end up on your table afterward, and that’s more than worth the little extra effort that it takes to prepare a cake recipe from scratch. On top of that, everyone knows a chocolate cake recipe is going to taste a lot better than what comes out of a box. Chances are you already have most of the ingredients too.
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 medium eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 squares baker’s chocolate
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup boiling water
1. Mix together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
2. Crack the eggs into the bowl and continue to mix.
3. Add the vanilla and chocolate and mix vigorously.
4. Add the remaining ingredients. (It helps to sift the dry ingredients.) Use an electric beater if you have one handy as it will make this process much easier.
5. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased baking pan.
6. In a preheated oven at 350F, bake the cake batter for 35 minutes. Keep an eye on it near the end.
A few notes regarding allergic reactions and lifestyle preferences.
Vegans: Some vegans’ prefer not to consume butter or margarine or even eggs and sour cream. As these ingredients represent a major portion of the recipe I’d suggest avoiding this particular recipe. I’ve created a number of alternate recipes for Vegan’s which can be found on the Cake Recipe Secrets website.
Celiac’s: Rice flour is an alternative however it does make the batter thinner resulting in a dryer baked product.
Nuts: Whilst the recipe is nut-free some people may choose to add them for their texture. My recommendation would be walnuts or even almonds. The almonds should be thinly sliced and peeled.
Also, if time is an issue and you need some type of icing then a thin layer of double cream with a drizzle of honey is the best short-cut.
Once your cake has finished baking, simply remove it from the oven to cool down. Before it’s completely cooled, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious combination.
There are varieties of chocolate cake to choose from. If you are someone who loves desserts, you will enjoy this cake recipe. It is called Perfectly Chocolate cake. It is a very simple recipe that anyone can make. All you need are the right ingredients and you are all set and ready to go. Try this new recipe for someone who is expecting a birthday anytime soon.
Even with the long list of ingredients this cake is pretty easy to make and does not involve the use of a whisk or electric mixer. You do have to get your sparkly, clean (not for long) hands stuck into the sugar mix but I like doing this.