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5 Steps On How To Make A Chocolate Cake

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The chocolate cake is one of the most common types of cakes that you can easily make at home. The cool thing is that you can make the cake for almost any type of event.

Things that you need

For you to prepare the cake, you need the right ingredients. The ones that you need include:

· 2 saucepans

· 3 egg yolks

· Heat-safe bowl

· 2/3 cup butter, room temperature

· 2/3 cup boiling water

· Spatula

· 1 tsp. baking soda

· 1 tsp. baking powder

· 2 tsp. vanilla extract

· Whisk

· 2/3 cup sour cream

· Two cake pans

· Spatula

· 2 2/3 cup butter, room temperature

· 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate

· 2/3 cup boiling water

· 2/3 cup butter, room temperature

· 2 2/3 cup sugar

· Standing mixture with paddle attachment

How to make your chocolate cake

Step 1

Preheat an oven to 325 F and then fill a saucepan with water and bring it to boil. After turning off the heat, rest the bowl on the inside rim of the saucepan. You should be cautious when doing it. Ensure that you place the bowl just above the water height. This is to prevent the chocolate from overheating.

You should then boil water using a saucepan on the stove, and whisk the chocolate into it. To prevent the chocolate from seizing, ensure that the chocolate is still warm.

Step 2

Place butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix the two until it becomes fluffy and light. This process not only mixes the two, it also aids in aeration which is vital for the creation of a light and tender cake. To ensure that ingredients are incorporated evenly you should occasionally scrape down the bowl sides.

Step 3

Gradually add egg yolks and vanilla into the mixture and beat them until they are fully incorporated. The purpose of adding eggs is to prevent the batter from separating. Eggs at room temperature have been shown to result to a more cohesive batter. When you get a good mixture, beat in the melted chocolate.

Step 4

Sift all the dry ingredients. These include: salt, powder, flour, and soda. You should then add them together with sour cream into the batter. The best way of doing it is adding 1/3 of the dry ingredients and ½ of sour cream. You should repeat this process until all the sour cream and dry ingredients are evenly incorporated. The reason why you should gradually add the ingredients is to allow the batter to accept large liquid quantities that create a moister and delicious cake.

Step 5

Beat the battery until it gets smooth. When doing it be cautious that you don’t over-mix. You should then prepare the baking pans using pan spray and divide the batter evenly. Finally, bake your cake until it springs back to the touch.

Conclusion

This is a guide on how to make a chocolate cake. To complete the look of the cake, use a variety of frostings and fillings. You have a wide range of fillings to choose from. It’s up to you to choose the one that you like.

Source by Shalini Madhav

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