Prompt: Create an overly complicacted recipe for a chocolate cake.
Here’s a recipe for an overly complicated chocolate cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder (if using).
Add the milk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer on medium for about 2 minutes.
Gently mix in boiling water. Note: Your batter will seem thin, it’s ok… it’s supposed to!
Pour into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely before frosting.
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.
Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar and mix until combined.
Add milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
Chocolate chips (melted)
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
Spread melted chocolate over the top of the cake.
Sprinkle chocolate shavings over the top of the cake.
I hope you enjoy making this recipe! Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with.