How To Make The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

How To Make The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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How To Make The Ultimate Chocolate Cake


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THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS
CAKE
1½ cups flour
1 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1½ cups stout
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon espresso powder
1 cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
3 eggs
½ cup mayonnaise
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

BUTTERCREAM
1½ cups butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
5 cups powdered sugar

Fresh fruit, to decorate

PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 325˚F (160˚C).
2. Grease and line three 8-inch cake tins with parchment paper.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
4. In a large glass measuring cup, combine the stout, vanilla, and espresso powder. Set aside.
5. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally to ensure all the ingredients are being evenly creamed together.
6. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
7. Add the mayonnaise and beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
8. Alternate adding the prepared dry and wet ingredients to the batter. Starting with about ⅓ of the dry ingredients, beat until incorporated. Then add ⅓ of the liquid ingredients, mixing until the batter comes together. Continue until all the wet and dry ingredients have been incorporated.
9. Using a rubber scraper, fold the dark chocolate chunks into the batter.
10. Distribute the batter evenly between the 3 prepared cake tins.
11. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
12. Place the cakes on a cooling rack and leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes, until the outside of the pan is cool enough to touch.
13. Once the cakes have cooled, loosen the edges using


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