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How to make The Ultimate rich dark chocolate cake

Updated on February 15, 2011

First I start with real chocolate nibs, which I roast in an oven at 425 for 30 mins or until the color of dark roasted coffee beans. Then I let them cool for 1 hour. After they are cooled I put the nibs into a coffee grinder and grind them extra fine, then i mix it with powdered sugar to make my own cocoa mix.


The Ultimate Rich Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup of my cocoa mix

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 cube butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

preheat oven to 350, butter and flour 2 round cake pans. put the butter, sugar , eggs, and vanilla into a food processor and blend them together, then add the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and milk into the butter and sugar mixture and blend them all together, once they are mixed together spread into the cake pans and bake for 30 - 35 mins, test with toothpick until it comes out clean, cool the pans for 15 mins before turning out onto plate or racks.


Mocha frosting

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

1 tbsp butter

1/3 cup milk

3 cups confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup cold coffee

1/4 cup Kahlua

melt the chocolate, butter and milk together in a double boiler or a small bowl over a simmering pot of water, once it starts to melt add sugar and vanilla,once it is all melted together,  put the ingredients into a food processor, then add the coffee and the Kahlua, blend well, when it is thick enough, spread onto the cake.....yummy!!


Enjoy!!!!

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    • SognoPiccolo profile image

      SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      that sounds fantastic as well! thank you! =)

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      orchidmyst 6 years ago from Redding Ca

      I have made it with a grand marnier chocolate frosting as well..basically the same recipe as this one, but instead of coffee and kahlua I use 1/4 cup of grandmarnier or orange juice or both..depends on your liking...

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      SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      this sounds SOOOOO good! I'm not a fan of coffee at all but can it be omitted or replaced? because I would LOVE to try this...