May 5, 2012

Chocolate Cake


Yes, decadent chocolate cake, just what you need righ now. It's funny because this cake is like my mom's cake and she always makes it look really pretty and perfect but this time I made it all by myself and for some strange reason it sunk in the middle but I had my ways to make it look as perfect as my mom's

- 2/3 c. softened butter
- 1 3/4 c. of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 c. of flour
- 1/2 c. of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 1/2 c. plain yogurth
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- 1 c. of apricot jam

1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time and vanilla. In another bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder, combine both mixtures alternating with yogurth. Pour it in a prepared pan and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes, let cool completely. Cut it in half and spread apricot jam in the middle.

  To make this decoration simply pour frosting into a pastry bag, 
          make small circles and press them with a spatula

I added some chocolates to hide imperfections ;)


Chocolate Frosting: beat 1 stick of butter, 2 c. of powdered sugar and 1/2 c. of cocoa powder, add milk if you want it softer

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29 comments:

  1. wow looks soooo good!:) I love chocolate cakes and this one must be delicious:) And I love the way you decorated it - awesome!:)

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  2. This cake looks awesome! Beautiful photos!

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  3. Oh, Beti, this is one gorgeous cake! I love the way you iced it...chocolate is a favorite at our house :)

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    1. it is also a favorite in my house

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  4. Your cake sounds rich, moist and delicious. I love the idea of adding apricot jam to it for a unique taste and added tang. Your decorating is gorgeous as well! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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    1. the apricot jam makes it better! but you can add any jam you like or even more frosting

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  5. This cake looks delicious and I love that decorating technique.

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  6. What a beautiful chocolate cake! Your photos are gorgeous too!

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  7. Such a pretty cake! I make one very similar but gluten free - took me 9 months to get it right!

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    1. it's a lot of time but I bet it was worth it!

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  8. Gorgeous cake! Looks fantastic, perfectly decadent!

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  9. Para mi, quedó PERFECTO!! y Prethioso

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  10. Beti, this looks amazing! I love your frosting technique, so pretty. You are quite the baker. Wish I was there. :)

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  11. Wow, this shouldn't be called a chocolate cake, this should be called chocolate heaven :) Thank you for the tips on decorating it, I never know how to decorate a cake. It ends up looking like a lumpy mess

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    1. hahaha chocolate heaven is perfect, I did struggled while decorating it but with practice you get a lot better

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  12. The cake looks beautiful and decadent...the pics are gorgeous!!

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  13. I adore the intricate decoration. This is more than just chocolate cake, it is really pretty. I want to make exactly the same frosting effect. I hope I can make it as neat as yours. =)

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  14. That is one gorgeous chocolate cake! I absolutely love how you've decorated it!

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  15. I'd pick a chocolate cake over any other! This looks so delicious and beautiful way of frosting it too. Thank you for sharing that tip!

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  16. Great photos of a super tasty looking cake. I love the details on the top!

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  17. I wish more people in my family liked chocolate! I need an excuse to make this!

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  18. This has obviously been meticulously decorated. You really have a talent Beti! :D

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  19. This looks amazing--you can see in the photo just how moist it is! I love how you decorated it too. I agree, you are so talented!

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  20. oh. my! What a beautiful chocolate cake! I LOVE chocolate and I'd love a big slice of your cake right now!

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  21. Gorgeous cake Beti! Love the icing. Beautifully done!

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