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Old 10-21-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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I've been requested to post my prize winning black chocolate cake recipe, and here it is:

1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cups black cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup STRONG BLACK coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients, make a well. Add the liquid ingredients and mix well. Batter will be thin. pour into two greased and floured cake pans. (I line them with parchment paper). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done. Cake will be very delicate, so be sure to freeze completely before frosting with your favorite cake frosting. I double the batch and bake four layers to make a three layer cake (and leave the fourth layer for family to snack on).

There is a restaurant/farm market called "Shady Maple" in Lancaster County - it is a Pennsylvania Dutch smorgasboard with an attached farm market. The market is where I buy the black chocolate. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it!
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Hershey's sells a black cocoa powder that is quite good. It is labeled either Dutch processed or European processed, I don't remember which, but it is a different package than their regular cocoa powder and is very dark in color. It's got a stronger flavor than the regular cocoa powder and makes a heck of a good brownie.

OP, the recipe sounds marvelous and I will give it a try.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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So black cocoa is dutch processed? I have this on hand, will it work?

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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So black cocoa is dutch processed? I have this on hand, will it work?
I don't see why not. Give it a try and let us know. Remember, an important ingredient is the BUTTERMILK.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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So black cocoa is dutch processed? I have this on hand, will it work?
It might not be black cocoa but it is cocoa so yes, it will work.

Is black cocoa what we call dark cocoa?
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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It might not be black cocoa but it is cocoa so yes, it will work.

Is black cocoa what we call dark cocoa?


I also have dark cocoa...I believe special dark it's called.

As for buttermilk, that's something I always have on hand to cook and bake with!
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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Is there any frosting which tastes better than others. I wondered if a sweeter frosting is necessary due to the black chocolate and strong coffee.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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This is an excellent chocolate cake! I halved this recipe and it made 16 regular sized cupcakes. Baked at 350ºF for around 14 minutes and they came out prefect and moist! I just tasted one fresh out of the oven and it is awesome even without frosting! I can't imagine how delicious they'll be with some homemade vanilla mint frosting! Thank you for this keeper recipe!

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Is there any frosting which tastes better than others. I wondered if a sweeter frosting is necessary due to the black chocolate and strong coffee.
Raspberry frosting
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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I've been requested to post my prize winning black chocolate cake recipe, and here it is:

1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cups black cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup STRONG BLACK coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients, make a well. Add the liquid ingredients and mix well. Batter will be thin. pour into two greased and floured cake pans. (I line them with parchment paper). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done. Cake will be very delicate, so be sure to freeze completely before frosting with your favorite cake frosting. I double the batch and bake four layers to make a three layer cake (and leave the fourth layer for family to snack on).

There is a restaurant/farm market called "Shady Maple" in Lancaster County - it is a Pennsylvania Dutch smorgasboard with an attached farm market. The market is where I buy the black chocolate. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it!
Just checking, is the bolded correct? I generally see more baking powder than baking soda and just wanted to double check. I am baking this tonight.
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