The Best Chocolate Cake with Whipped Fudge Frosting

Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someone

Ultra moist chocolate cake smothered in a fluffy fudge frosting. Whether you need to make a chocolate cake for a birthday party, or your boyfriend just dumped you over text, this is the most delicious and easiest chocolate cake ever!

IMG_7231

I know it’s the new year and I shouldn’t be posting chocolate cake recipes while everyone is claiming to jumpstart a healthy new lifestyle, but my Dad’s birthday was on December 31st, so I had no choice but to make his birthday cake.

IMG_7152 IMG_7202I’ve been using a very similar chocolate cake recipe for a few years now, but recently tweaked a few things to make it absolutely impossible to screw up, yet still just as moist and chocolatey!

This is honestly hands down the easiest chocolate cake to make. No mixer required, no lengthy steps, no melting chocolate or creaming together butter and sugar. All there really is to it, is to dump everything together, mix, and bake; yet it turns into the most moist, chocolatey rich cake you’ve ever had!

IMG_7159 I even made the decorating super easy too. And in case you didn’t notice, I decided to leave out the number candles and opt for “Happy Birthday” candles instead, since I can never get anyone’s age right…

Example- my Mom’s birthday…. when I bought “43” candles, when really she was turning 53.

IMG_7221  I wanted to make a uniquely flavored cake, but of course all my dad requested was, “chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.”

…BORING.

It’s a good thing this chocolate cake is the BEST dang chocolate cake, to make up for some of it’s boringness.

IMG_7048So about this frosting… I didn’t know what else to call it other than “Fluffy Fudge Frosting”. It’s ultra chocolatey-fudge tasting, but has the fluffy, whipped consistency of a buttercream. It contains some dark chocolate cocoa powder, which you could of course sub out for regular cocoa powder, but the dark cocoa gives it an extra dose of bittersweet flavor that I like. It contains a little bit of sour cream that balances out all the sweetness, all while adding some rich flavor and thickness.

IMG_7118 IMG_7119 IMG_7120 IMG_7121Seriously, I’ve seen a lot of “The Best Chocolate Cake” recipes out there, but don’t even bother with them, because THIS ONE is THE ONE you’ve been looking for!

IMG_7206IMG_7209

Now go get yourself a boyfriend just so you guys can break up, and give you an excuse to eat this whole cake yourself.

 

IMG_7221 IMG_7239

 

 

Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someone
The Best Chocolate with Whipped Fudge Frosting
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
The Best Chocolate with Whipped Fudge Frosting
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2, 9" round cake pans; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add in flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix until just combined. In a glass measuring cup or bowl, heat coffee in the microwave until boiling. Add in cocoa powder, and whisk until dissolved; stir into the rest of the batter until just combined (batter will be very thin).
  3. Evenly distribute batter between the 2 pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out free of any batter when inserted into the middle of the cake. Set pans on a cooling rack until they come to room temperature. Flip over the pans to release the cakes.
For the frosting
  1. Pour water into a glass measuring cup or bowl, and heat in the microwave until boiling. Add in cocoa powder and mix; set aside. Place chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30 second increments until melted, stirring in between; set aside.
  2. Using a hand mixer, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add in powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa/water mixture, and sour cream; beat until incorporated, then turn up speed to medium and continue beating for 2 minutes. Add in melted chocolate and beat until fully incorporated.
For Assembly
  1. Place one cake layer top side-down onto a serving plate. Top with about 1 1/2 cups frosting, and evenly spread out using an off-set spatula. Place remaining cake layer, top side-down. Pour over remaining frosting and evenly spread it around the cake. Top with sprinkles, candles, or leave as is. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Share this Recipe

© Lights Camera Spatula. All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe. If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #lightscameraspatula.

One thought on “The Best Chocolate Cake with Whipped Fudge Frosting

  1. Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your site is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched everywhere and simply couldn’t come across. What a perfect web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *