Can I Use Melted Chocolate In A Chocolate Cake?

Baking By sberryp Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 9:34pm by sberryp

sberryp Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:29am
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Can I use melted chocolate in a chocolate cake? Would I also have to use cocoa powder too? I really would like to give melted chocolate a try. Does any body use it? If so let know how you use the melted chocolate in your chocolate cake recipe?

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mamawrobin Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:40am
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Originally Posted by sberryp

Can I use melted chocolate in a chocolate cake? Would I also have to use cocoa powder too? I really would like to give melted chocolate a try. Does any body use it? If so let know how you use the melted chocolate in your chocolate cake recipe?




This is my chocolate cake recipe and I love it as do my customers.

1 Box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cold strong coffee
1/4 cup milk or half and half
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces semi-sweet or unsweetened Baker's Chocolate squares,
melted and cooled but still pourable
Mix dry ingredients set aside. Put sour cream, coffee, eggs, milk and vanilla in bowl and add half of the dry ingredients. Mix until blended then add rest of the dry ingredients and mix for 2 minutes. Mix in chocolate just until blended. Do not overmix.

Bake at 325 until done. This batter makes enough for four 6" pans, two 8" pans or one 12" pan.

sberryp Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:03pm
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Thanks so much for sharing. Is there a way I can make this recipe without the mix? Can I use verything except the mix?

JGMB Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:51pm
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Give this one a try! I used it for the first time last week and it was moist and delicious. It's even good for carving.

Basic Chocolate Cake (from Pillsbury's Complete Book of Baking)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened (I used unsalted butter)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 cup milk

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 8 or 9" round pans. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Stir in melted chocolate. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, beating well after each addition. Spread evenly in pans.

Bake at 350 for 27 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

sberryp Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:34pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

Give this one a try! I used it for the first time last week and it was moist and delicious. It's even good for carving.

Basic Chocolate Cake (from Pillsbury's Complete Book of Baking)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened (I used unsalted butter)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 cup milk

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 8 or 9" round pans. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Stir in melted chocolate. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, beating well after each addition. Spread evenly in pans.

Bake at 350 for 27 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.





Thanks I will give it a try this week end.

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