Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chocolate Bliss Cake

It's been a long time coming, but we finally bought a new stove last week. We desperately needed one, I just couldn't make up my mind on what features we should have. After looking at tons of stove, at tons of stores, weighing all the options, I finally narrowed it down to "the one". Just had to wait for Truckin' Man to have time to go shopping with me, and make sure he agreed. No debate from him, as long as I was happy, it was all good!

Of course, once it was installed I HAD to bake. So, chocolate cake it was. This cake was so freaking good, I couldn't believe it. Was it really that good, or had it just been that long since we had chocolate cake? Based on what my co-workers had to say, it's really just that good! It is such a moist cake, and the perfect amount of chocolate.

I had to make it twice, just to be sure I loved this as much as I thought I did! Truckin' Man isn't going to be happy about this, but I already have half of the second cake packed up and ready to go to a friends house. We don't need to eat that much cake! Besides that, I need to bake some cookies!

I'll share this frosting with you another time, I need to test it a bit more. Trust me though, it will rock your world!

Chocolate Bliss Cake

1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 Tbsp butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, plus one egg yolk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour, sifted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9 x 13 pan, and dust with flour (or extra cocoa), set aside.  In small saucepan, whisk cocoa into water. Bring to boil over medium heat. Once boiling, remove from heat and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add white sugar, mix well. Add eggs, salt, and vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add cooled cocoa mixture, mixing until completely combined.

In small bowl, mix sour cream with milk and baking soda.  Add milk mixture to batter, alternating with the flour. Mix well after each addition.

Pour into prepared pan.  Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

Frost or decorate as desired.


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  1. Always love your recipes. :-)
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh, yes please! The name of the cake speaks for itself - thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

  3. O.K., I'm in for this delicious Chocolate Bliss Cake, going to make it this weekend for my sister-in-law. She's going to love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe with Foodie Friends Friday, so glad I saw it. Pinned/sharing this weekend.

  4. Congrats on your new Woodstove! Very exciting - I'm sure it's cozy and warm! As for the cake? Well, it looks perfectly moist and chocolatey - yummy!

  5. Bliss is right if I could dive head first into this cake, I would! Your close up shots are fantastic :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I too would love a slice for my afternoon tea. The cake looks moist and beautiful.

  7. I'm not a fan of chocolate cake but this one looks pretty yummy.

  8. Kris, that icing looks very tempting Glad you enjoyed the quiz - I will be doing it again next monrth. Cheers from cArole's chatter

  9. hooray for new toys! :)
    this looks like a supremely moist cake, and i'm anxious to learn more about that frosting, as it looks AMAZING.

  10. favorite! This looks fabulous!