Chocolate cake with frosting seems to be one of most amazing cakes human ever made. The frostings add various tastes to the chocolate cake ranging from chocolate frosting, vanilla, to nutella frosting. So, for chocolate cake where we mean to improve the chocolate taste, dark chocolate powder seem to be great for frosting. It creates almost black frosting.
To work with this recipe we need ingredients as follow: 8 oz cream cheese, softened. 3 teaspoons vanilla extract. 7-8 cups powdered sugar, 1½ cups butter, softened, 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder and about ¼ cup milk (as needed)
As these ingredients ready, follow the instructions. First, beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until fluffy. Use stand mixer or hand mixer to ensure best results. Add in vanilla extract and cocoa powder then beat until well blended. Next beat in powdered sugar with 1 cup at a time. Add milk as desired to balance the spread. The frosting would be very thick after refrigerated.
Another recipe requires ingredients including butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan, 3 cups granulated sugar, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1½ teaspoons salt, 1½ teaspoons baking powder, 4 large eggs. 1½ cups buttermilk, ½ cup vegetable oil, 1½ cups warm water and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
As these ingredients ready, do following directions. Fist, preheat oven to 350F and butter three cake rounds (sized 9 inch). Dust them with flour and tap the excess out. Next, mix together sugar, cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt on low speed stand mixer until these ingredients well mixed. We may take several minutes.
Divide the batter evenly into three pans then bake for about 30 to 35 minutes until the toothpick at center of cake comes out clean. Next cool on the wire racks for about 15 minutes before transferring the cakes on the racks for complete cooling. Lastly, frost with our favorite frosting and it is done. For this recipe it is recommended to use best quality cocoa powder for best result.