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


ATG117 April 29, 2012
She says "good cocoa," which is why I was wondering. Thanks again!
Gibson2011 April 29, 2012
I think that would work great. Can't remember what I used.
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.
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.
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?
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.
ATG117 April 28, 2012
Thanks to both of you!!
Lisi32 April 28, 2012
I have. It is delicious! My daughters fav.
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?
drbabs April 28, 2012
I love her ganache frosting--a simple mixture of chopped chocolate melted into heavy cream.
drbabs April 28, 2012
I haven't made it, but I have made this one with buttermilk, and otherwise the ingredients are the same, so it should be delicious, dark and moist.
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