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Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

By May 19, 2016No Comments
 
The month of May at our house is filled with birthday’s and parties. In my family we have four birthdays in a months time and in our extended family we have a birthday nearly ever couple days in May. By the end of May we are so overloaded on birthday cake and parties we want to just kill over. However, this year, I have to admit this chocolate cake has helped me enjoy every, single, last birthday party. Why you ask? Because four of the last four birthday parties have had this chocolate cake as the choice cake. If you have never made a chocolate cake from scratch, you are missing out! I have to admit I am one to resort to the chocolate cake mix if I’m in a hurry. However, once I experimented with this recipe, I don’t think I will ever use a chocolate cake mix again. I am one who loves frosting but can leave the cake. However, this cake is so moist, so rich in chocolate flavor and so spongy, you can’t help but want to eat the entire piece of cake. Pair this amazing chocolate cake with this Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting and it is a match made in heaven! Seriously…bookmark this cake recipe. The next time you are tempted to pull out a boxed cake, resist the urge and make this recipe. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Yes, and don’t be afraid of the two secret ingredients. Mayonnaise and black pepper?!? How strange is that! I promise, it works perfectly. The mayo keeps the cake super moist and the pepper adds a hint of spice that no one can pick out. If you have espresso powder on hand, you can also add that for a deeper, darker chocolate flavor. I didn’t have any, so I used pepper and it was very subtle but added a slightly new dimension of flavor 😉 Give it a try! Let me know what you think 😉

This cake has made it’s debut with peanut butter frosting, hot fudge and crushed up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It has also been covered in mint frosting with chopped up mint Oreo’s on top and even layered in an ice cream cake for a Grasshopper Ice Cream Cake (recipe coming tomorrow!). No matter how we served it, it was a HUGE hit this month!

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