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Your go-to Chocolate Cake recipe

post #1 of 27
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Hi all,

On my never-ending quest to improve on my baking skills, I'd like to try out a number of different chocolate cake recipes to find my favorite.

In the past I was using Hershey's Chocolate cake recipe, but I didn't love it, so I switched to RLB's Chocolate layer cake which was much better, but still not quite what I was looking for.

I'd love to hear what recipes you use as your go-to chocolate cake.

Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 27
1 Box Duncan Heins dark chocolate fudge cake mix
1 C flour and 3 Tbs cocoa sifted together
1 C sugar
1 C salted butter, softened
4 eggs
1 C strong coffee
1 tsp vanilla
1 small box chocolate pudding

I just dump it all in the mixer and go. icon_smile.gif I've tried fully homemade recipes, but I still like this the best. icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 27
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Sorry, I should have specified that I was looking for scratch recipes. Thank you though! I used to use that recipe as well and I agree it tastes great!
post #4 of 27
Ok here's the recipe we used in pastry school. Ive made it a few times and its excellent every. single. time.
Choc Fudge Cake
Gran Sugar 1lb 12 oz
Cake Flour 1lb 4 1/2 oz
High Ratio Shortening 12 1/2 oz
Salt 1/2 oz
Baking Soda 3/4 oz
Cocoa Pulver (powder) 3 oz
Buttermilk #1 1lb 1/2 oz


Eggs whole 14 1/2 oz
Buttermilk #2 12 1/2 oz
Vanilla 3/4 oz

Mix 1st eight ingredients in mixer with paddle on speed 2 for approx 6 min or until smooth.
Blend the eggs, buttermilk #2 and vanilla; add to the creamed mixture in 3 parts, scraping well after each part.
350 degree oven til cake springs back.
i hope you try it and love it!!
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post #5 of 27
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Thank you! I will definitely try this recipe. Just a quick question, do you think I could sub butter in place of the shortening?
post #6 of 27
I couldnt say, ive never tried it. Ive always used the hi ratio shortening. If you do try it, let me know how it goes lol
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post #7 of 27
Hersey's Black Magic Cake recipe is a hit. It is not a "carving" cake recipe though, but is a delicious cake.
post #8 of 27
atudor4 I would like to try this recipe also. ? I guess the cocoa pulver is just cocoa powder but 3oz. doesn't seem like enough for the rest of the ingredients. Just wondering because my scratch chocolate cake has at least 8oz. with less of the other ingredients.
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post #9 of 27
My all time favorite is the Whimsical Bakehouse Chocolate cake. It also has one cup of strong coffee in it. It makes a very tender dark cake.
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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by cocobean

atudor4 I would like to try this recipe also. ? I guess the cocoa pulver is just cocoa powder but 3oz. doesn't seem like enough for the rest of the ingredients. Just wondering because my scratch chocolate cake has at least 8oz. with less of the other ingredients.


It's by weight. I don't know if that makes a difference but it turns out every time icon_smile.gif We made it in class once and I've made it at home 3 times. Yum!
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post #11 of 27
Hi atudor4. I want to try this recipe. Can you please give measurements in cups and tablespoons if possible? Thanks. Kathy
post #12 of 27
I would love to try it but I'm confused about the two buttermilks. Please explain!!!
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by littlestruedel

...but still not quite what I was looking for.



Before I put my two cents in, are you looking for a specific texture, color, etc.?
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kathy107

Hi atudor4. I want to try this recipe. Can you please give measurements in cups and tablespoons if possible? Thanks. Kathy


I have no idea how many cups/tsp/T this is. I use a kitchen scale. Sorry!
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosa369

I would love to try it but I'm confused about the two buttermilks. Please explain!!!


You measure out 2 separate amounts of buttermilk. they are added to the batter at different stages. Its a 2 stage mixing process.
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