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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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Happy almost New Years everyone! I can’t believe 2011 is almost over :O

I probably should make a list of resolutions for the New Year, but if I do, I doubt I’ll end up following through anyways.  It’s worth a try though, I suppose!!!

Next year I will:

  1. Keep baking!
  2. Bake different styles of food! (aka. gluten free, vegan, raw, ect.)
  3. Improve my food photography.
  4. CONTINUE POSTING ON CHOMPSOFLIFE. (emphasized so I don’t get lazy, hee hee)
  5. Read and draw more.
  6. Learn a new skill.
  7. Do steps one to five, and repeat!

To celebrate this new year, what’s a better treat than chocolate cake? A luxuriously moist yet fluffy one at that! Top it with this Nutella frosting and you’ll opt out of New Years fireworks, choosing instead to stay with the cake.  A brilliant decision I might add.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  1. Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and espresso power in a large bowl.
  2. Add the milk, sour cream, eggs, oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients, and whisk together for a minute, or until homogenous.
  3. Pour in the boiling water, and whisk until smooth.  Batter will be quite runny.
  4. Pour into 2 greased 9 inch cake pans, and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted without any crumbs. Cool completely.