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i make a damned fine chocolate cake.<br><br>
even if i won't eat it.<br><br>
here's the recipe:<br><br>
2 c flour<br>
2 c sugar<br>
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder<br>
1 t salt<br>
1 t powder<br>
2 t soda<br><br>
2 eggs<br>
1 c melted butter (or sunflower oil)<br>
1 c milk<br>
1 c scalding hot espresso<br>
2 t pure vanilla extract<br><br>
oven at 325o.<br><br>
sift together all the dry ingredients. mix the coffee, butter and milk together. pour into the dry ingredients. add the two eggs. beat thoroughly. stir in the vanilla.<br><br>
bake in two 9" greased cake rounds for approx. 25 minutes.<br><br>
frost with cream cheese frosting.
 

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I'm going to make this for a special occasion next week.<br><br>
I think I'll put some rasberry jam between the layers too.
 

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But if you won't eat it, how do you know it's good? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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I made this last night and it was delicious!<br><br>
I just baked it in one pan. The oven bakes unevenly so it was a bit of a lava cake. I used instant coffee granules and water instead of espresso and it was fine. It's all I had on hand that was strong enough.<br><br>
I made a cream cheese icing but didn't do the rasberry jelly like I planned.<br><br>
Thanks, Witchy!
 

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I also made this cake last night for the family and it was luscious. Funny, my cake was a bit lopsided as well. I chose to do a chocolate ganache frosting instead of cream cheese frosting. I could only eat 2 bites it was so rich!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
It tasted even better after sitting in the fridge overnight.
 

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today was mr. poo's first day at a new hospital... i think i'll make this for him when i get home.
 

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I had a bite when I got home from work yesterday I thought so too! But my 12 year old called it "disgusting". the ganache had really solidified and he didn't like it. I didn't use a recipe for the frosting and I think I needed more heavy cream to keep a frosting texture-oh well, live and learn. BTW Bux, you have inspired one of my New Year's Resolutions----Become a better baker!
 

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Ganache scares me! It always gets too hard and heavy for me even if I follow a recipe.<br><br><b><i>Ganache is my nemesis!</i></b>
 

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that's why, darling, when making ganache, one should always have a pan of hot cream or hot jam or hot something nearby (i do not mean beefcake).
 
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