Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipes

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A simple chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream may be the best birthday cake. Chocolate cakes are a favorite with valid reason. They are delicious, could be casual or formal, rich and luscious or easy and simple. Your chocolate cakes, whether meant for a cocktail party dessert, a birthday or simple snacks for your kids, can be as pretty as they are tasty.

Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipes
Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipes

This is often a three tier chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with chocolate buttercream. The perimeters and top have been covered in the thin layer of chocolate buttercream. A single row of piped stars across the top hold the large chocolate buttons and several pink sprinkles complete the cake. You can use different colour sprinkles for a boy as well more sophisticated for an adult.

chocolate cake:

1 stick butter
1/4 cup coconut oil *
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon coconut rum
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
Grease & flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

Inside a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, coconut oil and sugar. Stir in eggs having a wooden spoon.

(If the coconut oil isn’t soft, pop it within the microwave for about 5 seconds. Within the summer, this doesn’t seem to be a problem. Coconut oil is solid at 70 degrees in winter, but smooth & creamy within the summer. It has a pretty low melting point.)

Sift together dry ingredients.

Stir half the dry ingredients in to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in half the buttermilk. Repeat.

Pour batter into 2 pans.

Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes.

Remove from oven & cool birthday cake within the pan for 10 minutes.

Top cake having a wire rack & flip the  onto rack. Cool to 70 degrees.

Freeze cake (still on wire rack) for half-hour before frosting. Freezing helps make the cake easier to frost without a lot of crumbs floating around.

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