Chocolate Cake
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Recipe type: Cake
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Serves: 10-12
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 8 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • **Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • **Fudge:
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 can unsweetened evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Grease a ring baking pan and cover the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  3. In a big bowl sift flour, cocoa, coffee, salt, baking soda.
  4. Make a well in the center and add oil, milk, vinegar, vanilla, eggs, and sugar. Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  5. Pour in the prepared baking pan and bake for 1 hour. Let cool.
  6. **Syrup:
  7. Put water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat, add vanilla essence and cool.
  9. **Fudge:
  10. Stir cocoa in hot water until dissolved. In a saucepan put evaporated milk, condensed milk and cocoa, cook over medium-low heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture thickens and you can see the bottom of the pan.
  11. Turn off the heat and add butter. If it´s too thick, add a little milk to it.
  12. **Assemble:
  13. Slice the cake in three layers.
  14. Pour some syrup on every layer.
  15. Spread fudge on the first layer, cover with another cake layer. Repeat.
  16. Frost the cake with fudge and sprinkle with toasted nuts or almonds.
Recipe by PERU DELIGHTS at http://perudelights.com/its-chocolate-cake-day-the-perfect-excuse-to-indulge/