21 November 2010

94: Moist Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Coconut Frosting

Hey all....have had a super busy week and have been down with the cold....must say baking has been my only solace.....baked some yum cupcakes and this delish cake.....a must try....

Here is the recipe,

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temp
2 ½ cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cream cheese icing (recipe here) minus the peppermint extract
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
8 – 10 whole pecans

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Beat the butter until it’s softened. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy, which should take about 2 mins. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well combined. Measure out the flour, baking powder, and soda, salt and cocoa powder and sift together. Measure out the milk and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup and stir to combine. Add about one third of the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and beat until only just mixed. Add about half of the milk/vanilla mixture and beat until just mixed. Keep doing this until all the wet and dry ingredients are combined. Gently fold the batter to make sure everything  is well mixed and the bottom isn’t un-mixed. Scoop the batter into a greased cake pan until the pan is 2/3 full. Bake for about 22-25 mins, or until the fork comes out clean.

Let cake cool on a cooling wire rack and the ice the cake as desired.

The chocolate and coconut combination is totally yum....

I used the same recipe to make some cupcakes.... and I think I have found my perfect moist chocolate cupcake recipe.... :)


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