How To Make The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 12

1½ cups flour
1 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1½ cups stout
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon espresso powder
1 cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
3 eggs
½ cup mayonnaise
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

1½ cups butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
5 cups powdered sugar

Fresh fruit, to decorate

1. Preheat oven to 325˚F (160˚C).
2. Grease and line three 8-inch cake tins with parchment paper.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
4. In a large glass measuring cup, combine the stout, vanilla, and espresso powder. Set aside.
5. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally to ensure all the ingredients are being evenly creamed together.
6. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
7. Add the mayonnaise and beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
8. Alternate adding the prepared dry and wet ingredients to the batter. Starting with about ⅓ of the dry ingredients, beat until incorporated. Then add ⅓ of the liquid ingredients, mixing until the batter comes together. Continue until all the wet and dry ingredients have been incorporated.
9. Using a rubber scraper, fold the dark chocolate chunks into the batter.
10. Distribute the batter evenly between the 3 prepared cake tins.
11. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
12. Place the cakes on a cooling rack and leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes, until the outside of the pan is cool enough to touch.
13. Once the cakes have cooled, loosen the edges using a butter knife. Then place a large plate over the tin and invert to release the cake from the pan. Remove the parchment paper from the bottom of the cake and slide the cake back onto the cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat for the remaining two layers.
14. While your cakes are cooling, prepare the buttercream.
15. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and vanilla.
16. Gradually add in the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and milk, continuously beating until all the ingredients have been incorporated and the frosting is light and fluffy.
17. Decorate to your liking.
18. Enjoy!

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aahan says:

recipe in grams

-192 gr of flour

-128 gr of Dutch processed cocoa powder

-1 teaspoon salt

-1½ teaspoons baking soda

-½ teaspoon baking powder

– 360 ml of stout

– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

– 1 tablespoon espresso powder

-128 gr of butter, softened

– 192 gr sugar

– 3 eggs

– 64 gr mayonnaise

-100 gr of dark chocolate, chopped

nuvigroovi says:

I made this today and I am so disappointed. 5 cups of powdered sugar made the frosting way too sweet. Also, adding chocolate chunks to the batter made the cake itself too sweet. I will search for another stout beer cake.

Erol F says:

11 million views… the secret ingredients are not much of a secret now, are they?

EmmaEditz says:

I'm just gonna consider the mayo optional-

Najwa Amira says:

what happens if you let the batter sit for a while?

Asmaa AL_hujayri says:

How can I replace the stout?

pixie princess says:

I used this recipe for the first cake I ever baked, and it turned out to be the best cake I've ever eaten

tropiic_ xo says:

i’m young for stout so what should i put something different?

Maria Trần says:

the amount of sugar…

dragonheart8706 says:

"Put down parchment paper to keep cake stand clean."
Proceeds to put frosting directly on the cake stand

Casey Terry says:

Can you use cake flour instead of all purpose??

V. T. says:

I can taste you through the screen!

Cool Connecticut DOT says:

@Tasty God knows I need to make this for my 15 birthday on July 27 2021. For kids how old am I in 2029

Agreyah Ganapathy says:

I have watched this so many times it just doesn't get boring at all

Eysveicb says:

How many gram of that cup?

julie woo says:

Can anyone guestimate how long it would last in the fridge?

S0M30N3 ACTUA11Y says:

If people don’t want to use stout, a good alternative that I use is Malta Goya. It’s carbonated and tastes very malty/ molasses-y and you can buy it at Walmart in the Hispanic foods isle.

Mr. Night says:

Mayonaise will NOT make your cake taste of Mayonnaise. Mayo is just eggs, salt, and oil, and those all go in cakes. So no problem.

Huria iqbal says:

Buttercream is gross.

Emma Jane says:

Love this cake!

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