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Chocolate Cake, “Devil’s Food Cake”

Do you like chocolate? If so, this is your cake. Deliciously tempting, with extra chocolate that will conquer young and old. This chocolate cake or “Devil’s Food Cake” is more moist and airy than other cakes, and uses cocoa instead of chocolate to enhance the coffee flavor. Enjoy!

Aceite de oliva sabor suave /light flavor olive oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients (6 pax.)

  • 2+1/2 cups of flour.
  • 1+1/2 cup of white sugar.
  • ½ a cup of cocoa powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • 1/2 cup of light flavor olive oil.
  • 1/2 cup of freshly brewed strong coffee.
  • 1/2 cup of milk.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • 2 free range eggs.

For the cream:

  • 3 cups of chopped semi-sweet chocolate.
  • 2 cups whipping cream.
  • ½ a cup of sour cream.
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 356ºF.
  2. In a bowl, sift the pastry flour, and mix in the cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Next, add the oil and mix. After the oil add the rest of the liquid ingredients: the coffee, milk, vanilla and eggs and beat well to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Now, divide the mixture between two greased 20 centimeter cake tins. Bake each of the tins for 30 minutes.
  5. Once our cakes are baked, it’s time to prepare the cream and chocolate frosting. Melt the chocolate and cream together in a bain-marie.
  6. In a bowl, mix the sour cream and vanilla and a pinch of salt. Remove the chocolate from the heat and add it to the sour cream mixture. Mix well. Cool for a few minutes.
  7. Take the cakes out of the tins. Put one of them on a tray and spread some of the chocolate cream over the top. Now, put the other cake on top and spread the rest of the cream over the whole cake.
  8. Cool and decorate with sweet toppings like truffles or caramel sauce.

 

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