Monday, March 16, 2009

Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

What is better than a homemade cake of any sorts?? This cake was made with Acemom in mind, I wish you lived closer I would bring you a piece or two. This cake is moist and tastes like the best bakery chocolate cake you have ever eaten. This is What’s Cookin on Beaty’s Creek today.

2 sticks butter-softened
2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 ¼ t baking soda
1 t salt
¼ t baking powder
1 ½ cups water

Heat oven to 350’. Spray two 9-inch round baking pans with non-stick spray. In your Kitchen Aid combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Then beat on high until light and fluffy. Now add your flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and beat until mixed. Pour batter evenly into pans and bake for 30 minutes. Make sure cake does not over bake or it will be dry. Cool completely and then ice with the chocolate butter cream icing that I have listed below.

Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

2 sticks of butter-softened
5 cups powder sugar
1-cup cocoa
1-cup milk
1 t vanilla

In your Kitchen Aid beat butter, add powder sugar and cocoa alternately with the milk until icing is a spread friendly consistency, and now blend in vanilla.