Moist chocolate cake recipe?

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Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby Splash » 21 Jul 2014, 21:19

R has annoyingly requested a chocolate cake for his birthday which is on Thursday, so not much time left. I usually make a basic vanilla sponge cake for him.

Does anyone have a moist, easy, tasty chocolate cake recipe that has been tried and tested that I could use. Ingredients need to be easy to find too as I have to get them tomorrow. Also, what can be used between the layers of a chocolate cake?

I will be using fondant on top and sides as I plan to make a treasure map and hide white cjocolate in it with X marks the spot.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 21 Jul 2014, 21:38

I use Rachel Allens recipe. http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/607194

Never fails and works for both large cake and cupcakes!

Oh, and I make up double the filling amount - just because there is never enough....!
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby StJuniper » 22 Jul 2014, 02:11

This is mine:
Ingredients (enough for 1 round cake pan so I usually double or triple it)
1.5 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cold water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbs. vinegar
1/3 c. oil
Instructions
In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to dry mixture and stir. Do not use a beater.
Bake in a greased and floured 8*8-in. pan at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Cool completely in pan (about 2 hrs) before icing.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby lizandimo » 22 Jul 2014, 04:36

I have found this to be very moist: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/chocol ... ke-recipe/
It asks for Dutch process cocoa powder but I just use regular cocoa powder and add an extra teaspoon of baking soda (see note at bottom of recipe). You really can't tell there's zucchini/courgette in it (not sure if this would count as easy to get hold of though, depending on your local supermarket). The recipe says to cook in a rectangle pan, but I think it would work as a round layer cake too, although rectangle could work well as a treasure map!
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 22 Jul 2014, 05:43

Not a cake, but Nigellas birthday brownies are nothing short of awesome! http://www.food.com/recipe/nigella-lawson-brownies-32053
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby Lily » 22 Jul 2014, 12:29

Chocolate Heartbreak cake, mamapup posted the recipe here a while ago. It uses aubergines and is unbelievably good.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby babydsmummy » 22 Jul 2014, 18:29

Raspberry or cherry jam is good as a sandwich filling in chocolate cake.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby oriel » 22 Jul 2014, 19:00

I did this at the last minute (after the first cake failed) for Zoe's nursery. It was sent back uneaten, apparently because it wasn't shop-bought. It was delicious with whipped cream.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/ ... Cake-14478
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby Splash » 23 Jul 2014, 13:41

Thanks everyone. I attempted the Rachel Allen one this morning but my two layers are very flat. I think I might have to make another batch. I didn't mix the baking powder or bicarbonate of soda through the flour just added in with it so I think that's why it didn't rise.

The other recipes sound good to so I will keep hold of them and try them some time.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby qbm » 23 Jul 2014, 13:58

SG has requested chocolate too...

FWIW I have made the aubergine one quite a few times and while it is amazing, it's more a rich dessert in itself rather than a cake you would top or fill.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby mamapup » 23 Jul 2014, 18:18

Lily wrote:Chocolate Heartbreak cake, mamapup posted the recipe here a while ago. It uses aubergines and is unbelievably good.


Thanks, Lily! Glad you liked it.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby qbm » 23 Jul 2014, 19:20

Spraying would be cool. Just not buttercream!

It's a favourite in this house too :)
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 23 Jul 2014, 19:55

I always use Jamie Oliver's party cake recipe, it's in one of the Naked Chef books (second one, I think) - I found it online to save me typing it all out! http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34385. I don't use the almonds. It's very reliable. Cherry or raspberry jam for the middle, with or without fresh cream or chocolate buttercream.
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Re: Moist chocolate cake recipe?

Postby mamapup » 23 Jul 2014, 20:44

MilkyJoe wrote:Spraying would be cool. Just not buttercream!

It's a favourite in this house too :)



Good god, no! But then I don't like icing of any sort.
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