Chocolate layer cake recipe

by madeitwithlove

Hi Lorelie, I've seen your recipe for a chocolate layer cake recipe for a 3 tier chocolate cake which sounds just fantastic, however, please do you have a recipe based on the 3 tier one which will make just the 12" base tier?

Having a real problem at the moment with getting the bride to make her mind up on which flavours she wants.
We originally started with all 3 tiers as chocolate, now she wants the base as chocolate cake, 10" and 8" other flavours. As time is getting so short now I really could do without all this chopping and changing. Please, please
H E L P !!!

Hi You have been so helpful. Thank you for your recent post I would love to help you out with the chocolate layer cake recipe if I can. For a 12 inch cake I follow the recipe below times three.
* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour -
* 2 cups sugar
* 3/4 cups cocoa
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1/2 cup oil
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cups strong coffee(water can be used but the coffee is sooo much better) (I use Turkish coffee)You can use instant if you don't feel like making a fresh pot.

I hope that helps you out. Please update me on how it goes!

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Apr 09, 2011
chocolater layer cake recipe thank you
by: madeitwithlove

Hi Lorelie, thank you so very much for answering my request for the recipe for 1(one) 12" chocolate layer cake. I'm going to scale this down to 4" as a sample cake and see the result. I'm sure it'll be just fine, after all it is your recipe!! You're a real hero for saving my sanity.The other query I have is about sugar and why is it that we have to use so much of the stuff. I don't understand the chemistry of baking and wondered whether it is actually possible to reduce sugar amounts without losing the performance of the rising action during baking. You're so gonna get fed up with my constant questions, you would think an old gal like me would know all answers by now! With best wishes and thanks again xx

Apr 12, 2011
Sounds Wonderful
by: Anonymous

I love chocolate cake so I will be trying this.

Apr 15, 2011
Re: Sugar
by: Lorelie

Hi Adding less sugar to your recipes will affect the taste obviously. I looked it up in my bakers manual, from the Culinary Institute of America and that is all they had to say about it. So I guess you will have to experiment and try adding a little less to see what happens.

Apr 15, 2011
by: madeitwithlove

Hi Lorelie, thank you for answering my query about the amounts of sugar that we use in baking. I will experiment by reducing sugar in my cakes and see how it goes, however, I seem to have read somewhere that there is some kind of reaction between the ingredients so constituting the necessity for the right amounts to be used. I'll try and find the source and I'll get back to you. Best wishes.

Thanks let me know if you do find something in your research.

Apr 16, 2011
re sugar
by: madeitwithlove

Hi Lorelie, I have located a site called LIVESTRONG.COM which explains the different types of sugars contained in the food we eat. It goes some way also to explain how sugar enhances our baking by producing a softer crumb and acting as a companion for the fats used. This site is quite scientific and is geared up for folk who are tracking their diets and lifestyles. It is quite interesting, perphaps it might be of some interest to you too. I have a better understanding now about sugar, and I realise that we donot necessarily have to use the amounts a recipe calls for. With best wishes xx

Jun 18, 2011
web site
by: Anonymous

Hello, my name is Linda, this is amazing running across this website. I am making a wedding cake for 120 peoples and it is my first time. They want strawberry, vanilla and chocolate and I am kind of nervous. Reading your site here has truly eased some of my stress. I am going to try your chocolate recipe now and I will let you no how it comes out. Keep up the good work and ideas.

Thanks again

Hi Linda, You are so welcome. I am so happy that you found me and that it is helping to make your first time making a wedding cake a little bit less stressful. I can't wait to find out how the cakes turn out.

Jun 19, 2011
Chocolate cake
by: linda

Hi Lorilie, today i made the chocolate cake with your recipe and we had a family cook out and i took it over there and it was the hit of the cook out they loved it. Thanks for the recipe I give you 5 stars up again thanks.

That makes me VERY happy. :-)Thank you Linda for letting me know how it turned out for you.

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