Samaritan Xocolata's Famous Best Chocolate Cake
July 24, 2017
Samaritan Xocolata’s FAMOUS BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups raw sugar
¾ cup raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon espresso salt
1 teaspoon ground coffee
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Chocolate Ganache Frosting
225g Samaritan Xocolata’s 70% Dark Chocolate (3 Signature bars)
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp unsalted butter
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or other liquor flavor
Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring, or lining with baking paper.
For the cake:
Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat slowly at first, so as not to splash. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pans and cool completely.
Frost cake with Ganache Frosting: