Mama’s German Chocolate Cake Recipe
05/05/2016 chocolate cake recipe
By following your friends and influencers you’ll be able to see what they’re saving in real time. The mouth-watering aroma of rich chocolate cake batter reminded me of my very first bakery job. Use a pastry brush to soak the cake with the simple syrup before topping with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream. However, I do in almost all cases link to the original recipe if it’s online, or the book it’s in, if it’s not, right under the recipe title — and I do try to list all of my changes, as I did here, in the head notes.
I shared this with my sister and friends and they loved it. I’ve made the double chocolate layer cake that’s so popular on epicurious too but this one wins as my fave choc cake recipe. I always use the Cadbury ‘family cake’ chocolate cake recipe for a quick and easy chocolate batter when in need, but I pull this one out for the showstopper multi layers and gateaus, tortes etc.
Consistent egg size is key (I measured my eggs nearly every time to the point I was obsessed). Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Pour the rest over the cake letting it fall down the sides and smoothing to cover with a palette knife.
Growing up, chocolate cakes were saved for birthdays and treats, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I still get excited if there is a slice on offer. Place the first cake on your cake plate, and spread about half of the frosting on top. Yes, I tried making this cake with baking soda + vinegar but the cake sunk and therefore, I dont’ think it was a good substitute.
If you want the chocolate cake made with vinegar, use the chocolate cupcake recipe. Hence you will need to add more baking powder which may affect the taste of the Cake. I could see my mom and the cake disappearing into the hallway as I watched helplessly. So if you have a recipe that I could try for my mum’s birthday this month II’ be very grateful.