World’s Finest Chocolate Cake


This chocolate cake is so rich, creamy, and very chocolatey! The perfect combination of ingredients makes this dessert as one of the finest chocolate cakes in the world! Plus, it comes with an amazingly delicious Nutella frosting that provides the dessert extra hazelnut-chocolatey flavor. 30 minutes to make, plus 30 minutes more to bake. Try it:

Ingredients:

For the chocolate cake:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup strong black coffee
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Nutella buttercream frosting:

  • 1 ¾ cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon powdered sugar

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and flour two 9-in. round baking pans. leave aside.
  • In the bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Next, apply eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed for around 2-3 minutes or until you get a thin batter.
  • Spread batter evenly into 2 prepared pans. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes; then, remove cakes from pans and wrap every layer firmly in saran; return to pan (this will help protect shape).
  • In the meantime, prepare the Nutella frosting. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed beat butter until creamy.
  • Decrease speed to lowest setting. Pour heavy cream, Nutella hazelnut spread, vanilla extract, and salt and slowly beat until well combined.
  • Gradually apply powdered sugar and butter whisking at low speed until incorporated. Mix at high speed 2 minutes or until fluffy and creamy. Add more heavy cream or sugar as needed in order to adjust for desired consistency. You should get a nice, thick, smooth yet spreadable mixture.
  • To assemble, divide the frosting into two equal parts into two bowls. Then, arrange 1 cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread one-part frosting. Repeat the process. Slice and serve.
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Enjoy!