The Best (VEGAN) Chocolate Cake Recipe II – Hot Chocolate Hits

Hi guys! So today I thought I would share with you
a celebration cake recipe because we recently hit a 100,000 subscribers here on Youtube not super recently but it’s been a while since
I’ve posted so today I thought I would share one of my
new favorite recipes for a chocolate cake with you, now I already have a really nice chocolate cake recipe that I posted a few years ago,
but you know times have changed you try new recipes, you discover you like
new things now this recipe is just as good if not better
than that cake it’s super fluffy, super soft, just the right
amount of chocolate and it happens to be vegan
it’s a little bit easier to make than the old recipe, which is why it has become a staple
in my house so let’s get started! Begin by adding two cups of sugar to a bowl
I’m using Demerara but brown or regular, granulated sugar is fine
Next, pour in 1/2 a cup of oil I’m using coconut oil but vegetable is fine
too Also add a tablespoon of vinegar
and 2 cups of boiling water Just gives those ingredients a quick to combine
them and then you’re going to add in 2 tsp of instant
espresso powder 1 tsp of salt, and 2 tsp of baking soda. Coffee has the tendency to intensify chocolate
flavors and you can barely taste it so I highly recommend adding it in
Now add in a heaping cup of good quality dark cocoa powder
And 2 cups of all-purpose flour Now you can also do this recipe by mixing
all the dry ingredients first then adding the wet ingredients
but really all you’re looking for is to combine everything together
and once you’re satisfied with the cake batter you can divide it between two 8-inch pans
which I have generously buttered, dusted with flour and lined with parchment paper to prevent
from sticking You could also bake this cake in 9-inch pans
or a bundt pan but keep in mind if you use the bundt pan it will take a lot longer to
bake bake the cakes at 180 degrees celcius
for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
Let the cakes cool completely and in the meantime you can start with the
frosting now I’m using the same recipe as I did for
my ‘The Best Chocolate Cake’ recipe but it’s vegan
I have here 1 cup of vegan butter that I’m melting in the microwave
but you can also use regular butter if you’re not vegan
To the butter, add in 1 and 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
and you’ll notice that I’ve actually doubled the ingredient quantities from the old video
and you’ll soon see why I just need to use more icing for this particular
cake Now throw in 1/2 tsp of salt
and 2 tsp of vanilla extract Next add in 2/3 cup of non-dairy milk such
as soy milk or almond milk if you’re vegan and regular milk is fine if you’re not
and you want to alternate the milk with 6 cups of confectioner’s sugar
now I know that seems like a lot of sugar but this does a lot of frosting
and it is a special occasion cake so it’s okay to indulge every now and then
and just keep beating the icing, it’s sometimes easier to use an electric mixer
but I do everything by hand and your end result should be a beautifully
thick, velvety buttercream now you are ready to frost
so once the cakes are cool you can run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the cake
pans and then flip them over
if your cakes formed a small dome while baking you can also choose to use a serrated knife
and slice the dome off but this is optional, it just makes for a
smoother top and those scraps make a lovely snack
now to assemble the cake just dab a blob of icing at the center of
your cake stand or plate it just helps the cake from shifting
and then place the cake top-side down in the center
add a generous dollop of icing atop and then using a knife or an off-set spatula
just spread it out as evenly as you can and place the second cake top-side up on top
now I like to do a crumb coat first so I’m just taking another generous blog of
icing and spreading it out to cover the cake entirely
dipping your knife in some hot water every now and then makes spreading out the icing
a whole lot smother now you can also half the icing recipe and
cover the cake in one layer of icing but I wanted to pipe on some rosettes and
take decorating to another level which is why I doubled the recipe, so I could
have more now making rosettes is super easy
you just need a piping bag fitted with a 1M star nozzle
and all you need to do is push in the center and make a nice swirl
I wanted to cover the cake entirely in rosettes so I started with the sides and made my way
to the center of the cake rosettes are super easy to make and they work
with any sort of buttercream or thick frosting I think they add a very impressive finish
to any cake now this cake is a definite show-stopper
and it’s super easy to put together as you saw
the cake itself only requires a handful of ingredients that you most likely already have
on hand and what I love about it is that it’s dietary
friendly, so a lot more people can enjoy it this cake is rich, chocolatey and definitely
better than anything that you would find in a box
and perhaps even in a bakery and it’s bound to make any chocolate lover
very, very happy thank you guys so much for watching as always
I really hope you enjoyed learning how to make this chocolate cake recipe
Now I know that I post very sporadically and I apologize for that
but YouTube for me is one of my favorite hobbies and things that I Iike to do during my free
time so I’d like to keep it that way instead of
it becoming a source of stress for me so I hope you understand
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as always you can find the full printable recipe on my blog
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and I will see you next time, bye bye!

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