This recipe is replacing 3 of my favorite chocolate cake recipes. I also had an issue with frosting thickening up. But I've used the frosting on a cake baked in a13x9 pan.After slicing, the frosting just slides down the sides to give you something to kind of dip your cake into. Best cake I ever made!
I was commissioned to make a chocolate box like the one seen in the movie Matilda. Since then I have made several variations, including personalization with names, initials, quotes, and custom decorations. Price is $259.
In the name of science, I baked more than a dozen cakes, going through nearly four dozen eggs and an entire 40-ounce bottle of vegetable oil, testing several of the most popular chocolate cake mixes to uncover the best grocery stores had to offer.
Each cake was baked according to its package instructions, checking for doneness at the lower end of the baking time frame. (If it was set in the middle and springy to the touch, it was taken out to cool.) Once cooled, all cakes were frosted in the same chocolate buttercream, unless it was a mug cake that came with its own frosting packet (or had to be frosting-free, for the keto options). From there, slices were given to seven people, where they were instructed to eat a few bites with frosting and without, savoring just the cake itself, and ranking it overall on its flavor, texture and chocolaty-ness. Those scores were averaged, resulting in the reviews you see below.
In the name of science, I baked nearly two dozen cakes, going through roughly five dozen eggs and a half-gallon of vegetable oil, testing several popular chocolate cake mixes to uncover the best grocery stores had to offer.
Each cake was baked according to its package instructions, checking for doneness at the lower end of the baking time frame. (If it was set in the middle and springy to the touch, it was taken out to cool.) Once cooled, all cakes were frosted in the same chocolate buttercream, unless it was a mug cake that came with its own frosting packet (or had to be frosting-free, for the keto options). From there, slices were given to at least three people, where they were instructed to eat a few bites with frosting and without, savoring just the cake itself, and ranking it overall on its flavor, texture and chocolaty-ness. Those scores were averaged, resulting in the reviews you see below.
The next day, Harry sells a car to Miss Agatha Trunchbull, the tyrannical principal of Crunchem Hall Elementary School, in exchange for admitting Matilda as a student. Upon her first day, Matilda meets Hortensia and warns her about the headmistress's ways and watches Ms. Trunchbull in horror as she swings a girl named Amanda Thripp around and hammer throw her over a field of flowers. Matilda's teacher, Miss Jennifer Honey, notices the ease with which Matilda answers middle school multiplication questions and requests Matilda be moved to a higher class, but Trunchbull refuses and proceeds to tell Miss Honey if she cannot handle Matilda herself, that Ms. Trunchbull would lock her in the chokey. When she visits The Wormwoods they are not interested either and disrespectfully kick her out. Trunchbull has the whole school watch her forcing Bruce to eat an entire enormous chocolate cake. Matilda leads the junior and senior students in cheering Bruce to success, and Trunchbull gives them all five hours detention as a punishment. Matilda discovers her father is under surveillance by the FBI over his illegal dealings. Her parents refuse to believe her as Zinnia flirts with the two agents whom she believes are speedboat salesmen.
In the film, Magnus would give his daughter the nickname of "bumblebee." Jennifer later revealed to Matilda a memory of Magnus giving half a big piece of chocolate to her from his chocolate box. After his death the box of chocolates would be counted by Miss Trunchbull so Miss Honey couldn't even sneak one. His only appearance was a large painting of him, that initially hung over the fireplace, but was later hid in the attic after Miss Trunchbull took over the house, and replaced with a painting of Miss Trunchbull in the Olympics. Matilda, while haunting Miss Trunchbull had the Trunchbull painting dropped into the fireplace and destroyed, and the painting of Magnus restored to it's rightful place, allowing Magnus to coldly glare at the horrified Miss Trunchbull.
From then on, Matilda would visit the library only once a week in order to take out new books and return the old ones. Her own small bedroom now became her reading-room and there she would sit and read most afternoons, often with a mug of hot chocolate beside her. She was not quite tall enough to reach things around the kitchen, but she kept a small box in the outhouse which she brought in and stood on in order to get whatever she wanted. Mostly it was hot chocolate she made, warming the milk in a saucepan on the stove before mixing it. Occasionally she made Bovril or Ovaltine. It was pleasant to take a hot drink up to her room and have it beside her as she sat in her silent room reading in the empty house in the afternoons. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, oil, vanilla and eggs. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Stir gently until the dry ingredients are almost fully incorporated. Pour in the hot coffee (aka the secret ingredient for chocolate desserts) and whisk it into the batter until fully incorporated.
Level the tops of your cake layers, so they easily stack. Next, brush the top of the first layer with the hot chocolate soak before topping with 1/2 of the mousse and spreading it into an even layer. Top with a second layer of cake, brush with hot chocolate and then top with the remaining mousse. Crown the cake with the final layer and finish with one last brushing of the hot chocolate soak.
The ultimate chocolate cake recipe is something that you always want to have in your back pocket. But this delicious chocolate cake is from a doctored chocolate cake mix. And your friends or guests will never be able to tell!
And the internet needed me to have it too because it showed me video after video after video of ooey, gooey, moist chocolate cake recipes. With thick, creamy chocolate buttercream frosting. It taunted me with chocolate cake recipes from Pinterest to Facebook to Instagram.
But I wanted to figure out a way to get that cake from the glowing screen of the internet into my kitchen. Using only what I had on hand. Which happened to be a fudge cake mix, dark chocolate fudge frosting, and dark chocolate chips. Done.
In a microwave safe dish, melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips for 30 seconds, stir, then melt in 10 second increments, stirring after each one, until totally melted. Fold this gently into the batter but be careful not to overmix. Remember, you want tender, flat cake.
I cannot say yummmmmm enough. I used the Greek yogurt trick and my own chocolate buttercream. Made mini cupcakes. This recipe was quick and easy, i plan on having my 13 year old granddaughter make them next time.
What are your thoughts on using Dutch processed cocoa instead of natural cocoa in this recipe? I am out and trying to save a trip to the market. My grandpa requested a chocolate cake for his 89th birthday.Thanks!
Decidedly simply superb! THE most delicious chocolate cake ever, enjoyed by everyone and I now need to replace my signature non-vegan chocolate cake with yours by popular demand. Thank you very much for your wonderful recipe.
This is soooo delicious. Every time I make it I get compliments. I got a recent compliment from someone who has eaten chocolate cake from all over and he said this one was hands down the best. That is especially gratifying to hear because I made it gluten free AND vegan. Making it again this weekend for more company.
Calling all Bakers! Who would like to take home the Matilda Chocolate Cake Trophy?From 2-5 on March 18, at Factory Street Brewing Company, HCLT will put on the OOEY GOOEY MATILDA CHOCOLATE CAKE BAKE-OFF!Bakers will compete for the title of best chocolate cake in these 3 categories:Best DecoratedBest TasteFavorite OverallJudges will vote for the Best Decorated and Best Taste. The Favorite Overall will be determined by the baker who can raise the most "votes" or money in their jar. You have the chance to win free tickets to Matilda as well a sponsored gift baskets. We will have a DJ at the brewery, Kim Henry will be providing musical entertainment and karaoke. Please bring yourself and children!All proceeds will be used to help offset costs for our Matilda show that will open March 24th.To enter as a baker, please comment/message HCLT or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information.
Description: Matilde classic chocolate milk well known for its rich chocolate flavour. Original cocoa milk from Matilde is a wonderful blend of skimmed milk and cocoa. The good taste of cocoa milk is precisely the reason why it has become a firm tradition in many families. Enjoy it completely cold when you need to satisfy your delicious hunger, or heat it and serve it with a spoonful of good whipped cream for the child's birthday.
This chocolate cake recipe yields approximately 9 cups of batter total, or 3 cups for each of the 9-inch layers. Here are some popular pan sizes and the approximate amount of batter needed for each individual pan: 781b155fdc