How to Bake a Chocolate Cake

 By: Tauqeer Hassan
The mention of chocolate cake brings water in everyone's mouth. This article will help you bake a chocolate cake on your own. Here are easy and simple steps to bale a chocolate cake.

Ingredients
Dry Ingredients:
- 1 cup Hershey's cocoa
- 2 •½ cups brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 •¾ cups sifted all purpose flour
- •½ teaspoon salt
Wet Ingredients:
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 •½ teaspoon vanilla
Icing:
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 2 cups powdered icing sugar
- 1/2 cup or a stick of unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Procedure
Step 1:
First, pre-heat the oven to a temperature of 177 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2:
Grease two round layer pans of nine inch and set aside.

Step 3:
Mix the cup of Hershey's cocoa with 2 cups of boiling water until it becomes smooth and let it cool.

Step 4:
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a plastic bowl.

Step 5:
Cream the butter slowly. When the butter gets softened and starts to cream, slowly add sugar and keep creaming the butter until it appears fluffy and light.

Step 6:
Now, eggs have to be added one at a time when the butter is done and it has to be slowly mixed. Then vanilla is to be added.

Step 7:
Add cocoa mixture fourths to the butter. Then add the mixture of dry ingredients. Keep adding in alternates until the last mixture which should be the dry ingredients.

Step 8:
The batter is to be now placed in the pans to half or less the depth of the pan.

Step 9:
It has to be baked in a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for nearly 25 to 30 minutes, check if is baked completely. It can be done with a toothpick pierced into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean then it means the cake is already baked.

Step 10:
Now, take out the pans from the oven and let them cool for ten minutes on a wire rack.

Icing Procedure
Step 1:
First, place the sugar in the bowl and then slowly add other ingredients.

Step 2:
Slow mixer speed will keep the sugar in the bowl. Slowly increase the speed.

Step 3:
If the frosting looks very thick, then milk can be added slowly to make it thinner. Thick frosting will be difficult to apply on the cake.

Step 4:
Use a spatula to top the cake with the icing. It can also be directly piped on.
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