Ina Garten Chocolate Cake Recipe

Has anyone made Ina's recipe called Beatty's Chocolate Cake? I'm thinking of making it, but wanted some trusted feedback. Thanks!

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • April 27, 2012
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drbabs
drbabs April 28, 2012

I haven't made it, but I have made this one http://food52.com/recipes... with buttermilk, and otherwise the ingredients are the same, so it should be delicious, dark and moist.

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ATG117 April 28, 2012

thanks! ANy favorite chocolate frostings? I dont want a cloyingly sweet buttercream. The addition of the egg yolk to the frosting in the recipe interests me. I've never done this. Has anyone else?

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drbabs
drbabs April 28, 2012

I love her ganache frosting--a simple mixture of chopped chocolate melted into heavy cream.

Lisi32
Lisi32 April 28, 2012

I have. It is delicious! My daughters fav.

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ATG117
ATG117 April 28, 2012

Thanks to both of you!!

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Gibson2011
Gibson2011 April 28, 2012

It's probably my favorite chocolate cake to make from scratch. I do cut out a quarter to a third of a cup of sugar from the recipe for the cake. For the frosting recipe she includes, I also reduce the powdered sugar by a quarter of a cup. I also replace the instant coffee powder with strong coffee or espresso, as I am more likely to have that on hand than the powder.

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ATG117 April 28, 2012

Thanks, Gibson2011. This will be very helpful. I'll watch the sugar in the frosting. I'm a bit hesitant to leave out the coffee powder in the frosting without subbing for coffee. Did you not find that the coffee ruined the consistency or made it to loose?

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Gibson2011 April 28, 2012

It's such a small amount of coffee, that I don't think it really affected consistency. If anything, it might have made it a little easier to spread, as it's a pretty thick frosting. You're probably okay leaving it out though if you don't want the flavor.

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ATG117 April 29, 2012

One other question I meant to ask, what kind of cocoa did you use? I think I'm going to use my Ghiradelli powder.

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Gibson2011 April 29, 2012

I think that would work great. Can't remember what I used.

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ATG117
ATG117 April 29, 2012

She says "good cocoa," which is why I was wondering. Thanks again!

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