Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake

As I told you in my first vlog, I made Ina Garten’s chocolate cake the day I got sick. I made it into cupcakes instead of a cake, but I was only able to eat one before the flu of 2012 took over. I had to toss the whole tupperware of them since they’d been sitting there for so long. A true tragedy.

For those of you who don’t foresee becoming sick, I suggest making this recipe. The one I did try was heavenly.

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee

1. Preheat oven to 350*.

2. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix.

3. In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

4. Add wet to dry in a mixer on slow. Or mix yourself (that’s what I did).

5. Add coffee and stir to just combine. Batter will be delicious.

6. Bake 35-40 minutes in 2 greased, 8-inch rounds. Cool 30 minutes.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 6 oz of semisweet chocolate (not chips!)
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1 extra large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 +1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder

1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside and let cool to room temp.

2. Beat butter in a mixer for 3 minutes. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat for another 3 minutes.

3. Add sugar and keeeeeeep mixing!

4. Dissolve coffee in 2 tablespoons of hot tap water.

5. Add in coffee and chocolate. Mix till incorporated and frost your cake!

Then devour. Yum.


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