No birthday is complete without a cake. No girl’s 22nd birthday is complete without an even better, delicious chocolate cake topped with fudge, right?
I turned 22 January 4th and can honestly say it was the best birthday yet. I went to lunch at Buffalo Grill with my mom, dad and boyfriend Charles. Then went to dinner at Cafe Prego with my best friends – one of the tastiest Italian places in Little Rock.
To top it all off, my mom made one of the best birthday cakes I’ve ever had. I feel like it wouldn’t be fair not to share the recipe with everyone else. If you’re a chocolate lover like me, give it a shot and let me know what you think!
We made a chocolate cake and topped it with cream cheese icing and a Semi-Sweet Chocolate Glaze. The ingredients for the chocolate glaze are described separately below. We also put a chocolate-dipped strawberry on top and some crumbled Oreos around the bottom edge. So much chocolate – so good.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong black coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder. Mix dry ingredients on low until thoroughly combined.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes for round pans or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
7. Frost as desired. I used Pillsbury Cream Cheese Frosting.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Glaze
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 3/4 cup
That’s how you make the best cake, birthday style.