Baking

The Tasty Chocolate Cake

Hello everyone! So last month I decided to make to Tasty Chocolate cake. I really like their videos and recipes, and I had done a couple of their simple cookie recipes in the past and the had worked really well so I decided to try this!

So if you would like to follow along to the video, here is a link : Tasty Chocolate Cake

But I will run trough recipe here and at the end I will give my opinion on how it tuned out!

So first of all I will list the ingredients and talk about what they do for the cake! (The ingredients are in cups and this was fine for me as I have cup measurements but if you don’t you’ll have to convert them!)

1 and a half cups of flour

1 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder ( this is supposed to give it a richer darker colour, but I just used normal cocoa powder and it worked fine)

1tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup stout (this is just a standard Guinness beer and it adds a depth to the flavour and don’t worry it doesn’t taste very strong!)

1 tbsp Vanilla

1 tbsp espresso powder, I just used coffee powder and again it worked out fine. (This also adds depth to the flavour)

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup mayonnaise (Yes it sounds crazy, but honestly you don’t taste it! It is used in this cake to make it really moist, without it it would probably be a lot more dry.)

4 ounces of Chocolate chips. (this adds a really nice texture)

So, now the recipe! You want to pre-heat your oven to 160oc and you want to grease and line 3 8 inch cake tins. Then you want to sift your flour, cocoa powder, salt, bicarb soda and baking powder into a bowl. Then in a jug you want to mix together the stout, vanilla and espresso powder, it foams up a little bit which is very fun! Then you want to grab your main bowl and cream together the butter and sugar for quite a long time, just keep going! It should look a little bit like this when you are at this stage!

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Then you want to add the eggs one at a time and mix them. Then, you want to swap adding a little bit of the flour mixture and the stout mixture, this is really so that your kitchen isn’t super messy! Then you want to fold in the chocolate chips and pour the mixture evenly into the 3 tins and bake for around 35 minutes!

 

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The video shows a chocolate buttercream recipe but I just used my own partly because it has less sugar! This is what the inside of the cake looked like, there are definitely layers, they are just a little messy, this is probably more about my baking skills rather than the recipe!

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I was really happy with how the cake turned out and it went down really well! It was the perfect amount of coffee, with a little subtle hint and the chocolate chips were really nice, though I would maybe add a bit more next time, because I thought there weren’t enough!

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you have made this or if you want to! Also what is your go to Chocolate cake recipe?

Thank you! Also here is my Twitter!

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