Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate Insanity Cake


Sometimes a melty messy plate of chocolate is just plain sexy.  Some days that is all you need.  That day is today!!! Happy Friday and welcome to Diving Into Decadence.  Today's featured recipe is Chocolate Insanity Cake. 

This cake is chocolaty without being overly rich, it is just amazing.  It did not last long in my house because it is soooo good.  Make it, you won't regret it.


With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Chocolate Insanity Cake

For the cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour, plus 1 tablespoon divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda, divided
1/2 pound unsalted butter
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli ground chocolate)
1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare a 9x12 cake pan by buttering and flouring.  Set aside.

In a small cup add 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tablespoon vinegar.  Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl combine 2 cups flour, sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, salt and baking powder, stir with a whisk to combine.  Set aside.

In a small saucepan combine butter, cocoa and water.  Bring to a boil, then add to flour mixture.  Beat well.

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to milk mixture.  Set aside.  In a small bowl combine chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of flour.  Set aside.

Add eggs to flour butter mixture.  Then add milk mixture and vanilla.  Beat well to combine.  Add chocolate chips to mixture and fold in.

Pour into prepared cake pan.  Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

5 minutes before cake is done, prepare icing.

For icing
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli ground chocolate)
1/4 pound unsalted butter
6 tablespoons milk
1 pound powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Bring cocoa, butter and milk to a boil in a large saucepan.  Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla, beat well with mixer.  Spread over hot cake.  Serve!

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  1. What a cake.I like also playing with sugar:) Thsi is definitely dekadent:)

  2. decadence is right! sinful might even be more appropriate. it looks amazing girl. Love the frosting and oh this pregnant woman could do some damage on that!

  3. Wow - that is amazing! Look at the candy and everything - sexy is right! It's very inticing, promising pleasure at every bite. What a great way to start a Friday before a long weekend. Have a great one!

  4. That icing looks amazing! You are seriously making me reconsider my birthday cake wishes. Chocolate decadence is sounding better and better. ;)

  5. A day that has a plate of chocolate that looks like this is a good day indeed. ;) Looks amazing and I adore the name of the cake.

  6. I am afraid to make this... because I might have to eat the whole thing ;) Looks great !

  7. What a sinful decadence! I would not be able to stop just eating one piece!

  8. This is insane, the cake is appropriately named:) Have a great weekend.

  9. Sometimes? id say a melty messy plate of chocolate is ALWAYS sexy! This looks just amaziinngggg, what a gorgeous cake!

  10. I love a messy plate of chocolate anything! This cake sounds realllllly yummy!

  11. It looks like a chocolate vanity. Thanks for sharing the photographic procedures.

  12. I'd love a slice (or three) right now! :)

  13. i made this last night. It was delicious! so rich both my husband and i couldn't finish a whole piece. The frosting is my favorite part! I followed the directions to completely. ONly complaint....the chocolate chips stuck to the bottom of the pan on one cake, causing it to fall apart when i took it out and were kinda melted flat in the second cake(but came out fine). Love the chips in it, but how can i make it not settle at the bottom again and stick?

  14. To keep chocolate chips, nuts, fruit, etc. from falling to the bottom of your cakes, and muffins, toss them with a Tbs. of flour (from the total flour used in your recipe). The flour clings to the chips or nuts, keeping them from falling to the bottom of the pan.

    I agree, this cake looks scrumptious. Can't wait to try it and am salivating, just thinking about licking the beaters!

  15. for the cake part of the recipe it calls for 2 tsp. of baking soda. I see where to add 1 tsp. of the soda but what do we do with the other tsp. The recipe also calls for Kosher salt but nothing in the instructions on when to add this. I'm confused :) Thank you for your help!

    1. 1 tsp of soda is added to the flour mixture and 1 tsp to the milk mixture. The salt is also added with the flour. Hope that helps!


  16. This is very similar to my Texas Brownie recipe that I just finished off a pan of. The only difference is I make a cup of espresso for the 'water' ... yummy


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