If you’ve ever baked a dry chocolate cake, we are about to solve that problem. Get ready for an amazing chocolate cake – and all it takes is a little buttermilk. Dee Patel of The Pantry KC shows us how it is done.
Buttermilk Chocolate Cake (Super Moist)
2 Cups Water Boiling (or fresh brewed coffee)
1 Cup Cocoa Powder (Dutch Processed)
4½ Cups All Purpose Flour
3½ Cups Granulated Sugar
1 Tblsp Baking Soda
1 Tblsp Kosher Salt
2 Cups Buttermilk
1½ Cup Oil
5 each Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Bring water to boil in a sauce pot and whisk cocoa powder into it. Whisk until there are no lumps and put aside to bloom. Work quickly through the rest of the recipe so the bloomed cocoa stays hot.
In a stand mixer bowl, fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the dry ingredients: Sugar, Flour, Baking Soda and Salt. Using the slowest setting on the mixer stir to combine the ingredients.
To the bowl, add the Oil and mix well to ensure no ingredients are remaining dry.
Next add in the eggs and whisk well on medium for 3 minutes
Combine the vanilla Extract and buttermilk and add them next in 3 parts. Make sure to scrape the bowl and mix on medium for 2 minutes with the addition of each portion.
Lastly return to the bloomed, hot cocoa powder liquid and stream it into the bowl on medium-high until the batter is smooth and all the liquid is incorporated. Mix for another 2 minutes.
The cake batter will appear loose and liquid, pour it into two 9” greased cake pans. (DO NOT LINE THEM WITH PARCHEMENT). Bake the cakes at 350*F until cake bounces back to the touch and allow to cool.
This cake is delicious with chocolate fudge frosting, Italian buttercream and chocolate whipped cream. What’s great about it is that it is amazingly moist and delicious plain or with a spread of raspberry jam.
Filling = Chocolate Whipped Cream
whisk 1 cup of heavy cream to soft peak
melt 3.5 ounces of 65% chocolate over a double boiler
in thirds quickly mix cream into the melted chocolate.
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