Chocolate Overdose

I made this exactly 3 years ago (I have to scroll down my Instagram until the last page) when I just found out that baking can affect my soul. In a good way, obviously. So I’m actually not proud with the extremely messy M&M’s.

Now to the recipes.

Very Simple Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240 ml) warm water or coffee
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) corn, vegetable, safflower or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

How?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) and butter/spray the cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, water (or coffee. Ah with coffee would smell and taste amazing tho!), milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into wet mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  6. Remove the oven and let it cool first.
  7. If it’s cool, cut the cake horizontally into 2. If you’re lazy to cut it at the end, divide the batter before you bake, so it would be easier to just cut the top and make the cakes flat.

Chocolate Frosting

  • 6 oz (180 grams) semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (230 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

How?

  1. Melt the chocolate, in microwave or in heatproof bowl over saucepan. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. With electrical/hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 min).
  3. Add the sugar and beat until it’s light and fluffy (about 2 mins).
  4. Beat in vanilla extract.
  5. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until incorporated.
  6. Increase to medium-high speed and beat until frosting smooth and glossy (about 2-3 mins).

Source: Joy of Baking

 

Establishment

  1. Frost the first cake layer.
  2. Put the second cake on the top of the frosting.
  3. Frost the second cake layer and along the sides of the cakes too.
  4. Stick Kit Kat’s to the sides of the cake. With a tiny space or without is actually up to you.
  5. If they’ve covered the cake, wrap a bow around the cake.
  6. Fill the top of the cake with M&M’s.
  7. Put it in fridge for couple hours to let the cake set.
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