Monday, July 20, 2015

Munchly Chocolate Cake

Munchly Chocolate Cake
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon backing soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 or 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cup boiling water or 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat to 350 F.
  2. Prepare two 9 inch pans, spray with baking spray or spread butter or crisco on pans.  Lightly flour.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
  4. Mixer on low speed, blend wet ingredients.
  5. Slowly add dry into wet bowl.
  6. Beat on high for 1 minute, to add air to the batter right before putting in the pans and then straight into the oven.
  7. Evenly distribute batter into pans.
  8. Place in center of oven or second from bottom rack.
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick come out of center clean.
  10. Remove, let cool completely IN pan.
  11. Use small slender spatula to loosen cake around edges if needed, remove from pans and enjoy!


Munchly Chocolate Bundt Cake (last 5 ingredients are different)
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon backing soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  or 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water or 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips or add your desired amount.
Instructions (9. baking time different.
  1. Preheat to 350 F.
  2. Prepare bundt pan, spray with baking spray or spread butter or crisco on pan.  Lightly flour.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
  4. Mixer on low speed, blend wet ingredients.
  5. Slowly add dry into wet bowl.
  6. Beat on high for 1 minute, to add air to the batter right before putting in the pan and then straight into the oven.
  7. Evenly distribute batter into pans.
  8. Place in center of oven or second from bottom rack.
  9. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick come out of center clean.
  10. Remove, let cool completely IN pan.
  11. Use small slender spatula to loosen cake around edges if needed, remove from pan and enjoy!



Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetend cocoa powder
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon expresso powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks) butter.
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk

Instructions
  1. Sift dry ingredients
  2. Beat butter on high until fluffy
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients still beating on high.
  4. lastly add remaining wet ingredients.
  5. Taste, add additional sugar for sweetness or thicker frosting.

Chocolate Drizzle
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Instructions
  1. mix or stir until smooth and runny.
  2. taste, add more warm water or milk if needed more drizzly, add more powdered sugar if needed less runny.
  3. Drizzle warm over either cake or drizzle cooled over frosting.