Chocolate Cake With Blackberry Buttercream

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:
7/8 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
40 grams cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup sour cream
Frosting Ingredients:
1 1/2 sticks of softened butter
3 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons blackberry jam
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons milk

Preparation

1
To Make the Cake
2
Pre-heat the oven to 350º F and grease the cake pan. If you are using normal cake rounds, you will need 2.
3
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
4
Beat in the butter until creamy. I ended up using 2 sticks of butter because my mixture wasn’t creamy with only 1 1/2 sticks.
5
In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sour cream, vanilla, and eggs.
6
Pour the chocolate mixture into the butter mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
7
Pour into your cake pans, and bake for about 35 minutes. Be sure to turn the pans halfway through the cooking time.
8
The cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9
To Make the Frosting
10
Beat together the butter, shortening, and jam until smooth.
11
Mix in vanilla and salt.
12
Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at at time, until the frosting reaches the desired sweetness.
13
Mix in a little milk to achieve a spreadable consistency. I used coconut milk for the extra flavor.

 



Yield:

8 servings

Added:

April 1, 2011

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