Hi everyone. I love my chocolate recipe because its super moist and it is chocolate but not overly sweet. My problem is that it is very moist and doesn't always bake well or come out of the pan well. It gets a little bit of a crusty area in the top center of the cake. It also doesn't rise as much as my other cakes do when it bakes, but if I fill the pan more it bubbles over in my oven. I would like to adjust the recipe so that it has more of a "cake" texture (moist with a fine crumb). The main reason I am asking this is that I have a lady who wants a chocolate Elmo cake using the character pan and I am afraid of how this chocolate cake is going to bake! Any suggestions on editing this recipe?? Thanks for your input!
2 1/3 c. flour (I use cake flour)
1 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. baking powder
3 c. sugar
5 large eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 c. coffee
That recipe is very close to the one I use from Epicurious, except for the amt of eggs and butter vs oil, also Epicurious calls for some melted choc too in addition to the cocoa.
Check it out, it's a great moist cake that holds up well to carving. Since it's so similar to your recipe you may love it as much as I do.
I sub out butter for the oil called for.
Thanks so much Deb! That is very similar. Do you replace the oil with the equivalent amount of butter?