beatty’s chocolate cake.

by Mary & Christina on September 12, 2011 · 0 comments

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake is the best chocolate cake that I have ever had.  I made this cake a few years ago and ever since then I have been looking for a chance to make it again.  I decided to make this cake for Todd’s Birthday which was on August 22nd.  This recipe is practically fool-proof.  I was amazed about how easy it was to make such a delicious cake from scratch.  Making a cake from scratch is so much better than using a box of cake mix.  If you have always use a boxed mix, I really encourage you to give this recipe a shot.

Ina Garten uses freshly brewed coffee in this recipe to bring out the chocolate flavor of the cake.  This recipe results in an incredibly moist, fluffy, and flavorful chocolate cake.  Ina recommends icing the cake with a Chocolate Buttercream, but I never was a fan of chocolate icing on chocolate cake (nor am I a fan of vanilla icing on vanilla cake).  So I chose to ice my cake with Vanilla Buttercream icing…which I also made from scratch using a recipe for Classic Vanilla Buttercream that I found on Savory Sweet Life.  Homemade icing is also much better than the stuff that you will find in the jar in the baking isle of the food store.  Everyone was a big fan of both the cake and the icing.  It will be hard to eat boxed cake and icing again.


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