Monday, March 4, 2013

Out-of-this-World Chocolate Cake

I am a sucker for chocolate cake. I've tried countless recipes in search of the perfect chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I finally found it. There are no words to describe the wondeful-ness. My photos can't even do it justice. You have to make it for yourself and then you'll see what I'm talking about. 
I have to say, though, the frosting is surprising. The ingredients are down right bizarre, but it's the best stuff I've ever tasted. Seriously! 

Out-of-this-World Chocolate Cake
3 c. flour
1 & 1/2 c. sugar
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 c. hot water
3/4 c. oil
2 T. vinegar
1 t. vanilla

Fudge Frosting:
2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. coconut oil
8 oz. tofu (I used medium firm)
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt

For the cake, prepare two 9" pans with parchment and cooking spray.
 Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
 Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
 Pour batter in pans.
 Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Keep checking it because you don't want to over bake it!
 Remove from oven, cool for about 10 minutes, then dump out onto foil to cool completely.
 While cakes are cooling, prepare frosting. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Combine chocolate mixture with remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend for about 1 minute or until completely smooth.
 Now it's time to frost that cake! The photos are pretty self-explanatory:

 After a couple hours, the frosting sets up to be thick and fudgy. You can keep it in the fridge if you like, but I didn't.

You have GOT to try this cake. It really is out-of-this-world! And if you didn't notice already, it's actually vegan. But don't tell! No one will ever know. Enjoy!

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