need chocolate cake receipe with fruit fillings
i'm looking for a tried and loved chocolate cake receipe. i saw some discussions about raspberry choco cake down below but was really thinking of more unusual pairings like chocolate/banana, chocolate/pear or even chocolate/apricot
my boyfriend and i are both dark chocolate fiends and i'd like to make this for our anniversary in two weeks. Any help/suggestions would be very much appreciated. thank you
or, here's an old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe that's easy, moist, and very dense/fine textured, so it can be split into thin layers, and will stand up to soaking with syrup. Ot's also easy to halve:
4 c. AP flour
4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 ½ c. cocoa
4 c. sugar
2 c. hot coffee
2 c. milk
2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
Blend dries together in mixer bowl
Pour in and beat everything but eggs
Then beat in eggs,
Pour into prepared pans about 1/2 full, and
Bake at 350
This makes a lot of batter - and is easily halved. I've done so many batches in such differnt pans, I can hardly remember the standard yield: 4 9" round layers? at least? you can always make cupcakes with extra batter.
I don't know if this is what you are looking for since the cake itself isn't chocolate, but I make a banana cake in small bundt pans with a ganache poured over them. It is one of my favorite desserts (actually so much so that our wedding cake was banana cake with a chocolate ganache frosting).
The chocolate cake on Epicurious in the constant comment section (it has a permanent spot I think)is wonderful, tried and true and appeals to everyone. I make this all of the time and it comes out great. You could play around and use any filling you want although I do use the ganache frosting. It is the cake you envision eating with a huge glass of milk!
They've changed their web page a bit but if you go to recipes on the top of the page and let the mouse sit a sec. it will pull down a menu and buzz box is there, it is in that section. Double chocolate layer cake is the name of it I think. If you have trouble I can check again and send it to you!!