This is a moist chocolate cake with cream cheese filling and choc sour cream frosting ;)
Yesterday being my hubby's bday...I organized a small dinner gathering at our place and made his fav cake..Moist Choc..covered with choc...as requested...
Ive been browsing for a good recipe to try out and upon searching many sites, decided on Ina Garten's Beatty's Chocolate Cake and topped it with choc sour cream frosting and added my personal touch to it by making a cream cheese filling ;)
I was truly glad the cake turned out well and everyone just loved it as it was moist, not so sweet..yet the perfect balance needed in a choc cake...yummilicious ;)
Now for the recipe...
I followed the choc cake recipe by Ina Garten...u can check it out at Beatty's Chocolate Cake and I followed the frosting recipe from Recipe Girl
The best part is that there's no butter in this cake and I used oni 2 bowls for mixing - 1 for the dry ingredients and the other for the wet ingredients without using my Kenwood mixer....there's no sugar added to the topping and oni a little butter to make it glossy....;)
The modifications I did for the cake : I used brown castor sugar and reduced the amount by 1/4 cup and baked the cake for 35 mins each (poured the batter into 2 nonstick 8 inch pans)
And for the cream cheese filling :
I used 200gm cream cheese (room temperature), 4 tbsp icing sugar and 1 tsp vanilla
beat it all together and spread it on one layer of the cake...then add on the other layer.
Spread the topping and add on some fresh strawberries...and refrigerate it....delicious bday cake ready to go ;)
Linked this to Bake Fest #15 - Guest Hosting and Vardhini's Bake Fest