Basic Chocolate Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake

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Basic Chocolate Cake
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8-inch round cake pan with softened butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Set aside. Whisk the cake flour, cocoa, baking soda, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl and set aside. Stir the coffee, oil, vanilla, and vinegar together and whisk into the flour mixture just until smooth.
  2. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center rack of the oven until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean — 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  3. Serve the cake, iced with about 1 cup Deep Chocolate Glaze. Cake can also be served plain alongside whipped cream or coffee ice cream. Quality cocoa ensures rich chocolate flavor. Try Green & Black's organic cocoa —
Glaze
  1. Place the chocolate, butter, and corn syrup in a medium-size heatproof bowl. Bring the cream to a boil and pour it over the chocolate. Gently stir, using a whisk, until smooth. Use immediately.
Recipe Notes

This simple recipe comes courtesy of Country Living. I am not a huge fan of the glaze due to the corn syrup.