Wednesday, January 16

A New Favorite...

I made this dairy-free cake tonight in honor of my father-in-law's birthday... it was delicious with sliced strawberries spooned on top!

Double Chocolate Cake

For the Cake:
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
For the Glaze:
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (preferably at least 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons water
Directions:
  1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8-inch round cake pan with spray.
  2. Whisk water and cocoa in a small bowl until smooth. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, and make a well in center. Add cocoa mixture, oil, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in vinegar. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake, invert it onto rack, and turn cake right side up. Let cool completely. Transfer cake to a serving plate or a cake stand.
  4. For the glaze: Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Let cool slightly.
  5. Whisk together sugar and water until smooth. Add melted chocolate in a slow, steady stream, whisking until thickened, about 1 minute. Immediately pour glaze onto center of cooled cake. Using an offset spatula, gently spread glaze over top and sides. Cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.

2 comments:

Sara said...

That cake looks really good! BTW, I am enjoying the weekly Commitment to Loveliness. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Hope the new baby and you are feeling great!

katharine said...

Today I wore your dotted swiss shirt, lavender sweater, and my own black skirt and (very) fine black fishnets. Thank you!

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