Chocolate Cake with Thick Chocolate Icing

7 Nov 2014

Chocolate Cake with Thick Chocolate Icing



Do you know what the surest way to get yourself down on a Friday evening? (I know, I bet everyone is on the edge of their seat to hear the answer to this). Reading articles about how Google is making you stupid. Then asking people around you their opinion, and them telling you how oh so very true this is.

Then you start skimming more articles on the internet like the internet ADD humans we are of our time.






But then, as I am prone to do when I am sad...or happy or just a regular day, I surfed Google for some cake recipes. Because that is not something a person who's mind has been softened by Google does.

And as it turns out, for every dark doomsday message, there is a light happy side! A light, fluffy, chocolate infused dessert happy side to be more precise. With a combination of two recipes that I found thanks to this supposed intelligence destroying search engine, I have created the ultimate chocolate cake.

So dig in before you don't remember how to pick up that fork!





Chocolate Cake with Thick Chocolate Icing


What you'll need:

Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
Icing:
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven 350˚F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. Cake: In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat in the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla until fully combined. Stir in the water. The batter will be thin.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside and let cool.
  5. Frosting: In a small saucepan, bring the milk, butter and sugar to a boil. Mix for 30 seconds, then remove from heat and immediately add in the chocolate chips. Mix in until melted and fully incorporated. stir in the vanilla. Pour immediately on the cooled cake.

Cake adapted from Hershey`s
Frosting adapted from All Recipes



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22 comments:

  1. We mustn't believe everything we read. Anyone who bakes and appreciates chocolate cake with thick chocolate icing still have their brains intact LOL!

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  2. OH MY GOD ITS LIKE A BROWNIE CAKE! That ganache looks insane!

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  3. This is the RIGHT cake for the weekend! Love that thick chocolate glaze.

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  4. Hi Cathleen, love this chocolate cake with icing and surfing the net.

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  5. Chocolate on top of chocolate, who am I to say no to this? AWESOME recipe :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. Hahah this post made me giggle :P And that cake looks delicious! Fluffy base and thick frosting = result! And Google doesn't say so - Julie does :D x

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  7. So what if google is humming us down like you said its fab for recipe hunting :D This cake looks fab!

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  8. The best part of cake is the icing, so thick icing is the best part of the best part of cake.

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  9. That icing is to die for good looking!

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  10. Totally agree with Maureen. My daughter is a chocolate addict and she is drooling over the pics right now...
    http://www.easyfoodsmith.com/

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  11. Yum looks like that delicious sarah lee cake! will def have to try that frosting

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  12. I love a good chocolate cake - just seeing one makes me happy...so thank you! : )

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  13. That is one of the delicious can awesome icing , wish I can get a slice.

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  14. This looks like a great weekend dessert :)

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  15. Ah one of the classics - beautiful chocolate cake! Looks delish! Love the new website design too.

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  16. This chocolate cake looks absolutely delicious - one of my favorites!!

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  17. Yay for chocolate cake! Love how this is simple but still totally decadent.

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  18. I don't know if google makes us less smart, but I do know I enjoy cruising it and letting my mind go numb sometimes. I mean that in a good way. GREG

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  19. I love the thick chocolate icing...looks delicious Cathleen!
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  20. This chocolate icing look delicious!:)

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  21. Really?? I suppose it could be true...but doesn't Google allow us to learn faster when we`re interested in topic? Instead of going to a library, checking out books, etc. Plus, internet/Google has a wider range of topics!

    But, I`m glad this cake is came about from something negative!

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