by Olivia Bogacki
Darkish Chocolate Honeycomb Cake – a rich chocolate layer cake recipe with ultra dark, fudgy frosting and dwelling made honeycomb. Created by our contributor, Olivia Bogacki.
It’s (practically) formally Drop, and I’m one gay camper. I kicked off Drop a little early final month with my Apple Pie Cake and I’m conserving that theme going with this spiteful Darkish Chocolate Honeycomb Cake.
To me, chocolate cake is the closing comfort food. Glorious for those cool months will enjoy to you’re curled up below a blanket by the fire. Is there anything else better?? I might draw shut my soft sweaters and chocolate cake over shorts and ice cream any day.
This Darkish Chocolate Honeycomb Cake is the finest chocolate cake I even enjoy ever had, and I’m now no longer even kidding you. That frosting is seriously to. die. for. Fudgy sweet deliciousness. It’s loaded with two forms of cocoa to boot to melted dark chocolate for that further rich color and flavor. I like to exhaust shaded cocoa for the further dark color, but will enjoy to you don’t enjoy any, that you just would possibly perhaps right scurry away it out or change it with unheard of cocoa.
I selected to pair the chocolate on chocolate cake with some dwelling made honeycomb for both texture and color. I like that distinction!
WHAT ABOUT THE HOMEMADE HONEYCOMB?
Honeycomb is in fact ridiculously easy to execute. A couple of easy ingredients and likewise you’ve bought your self a sweet, crunchy, airy address. I primitive a sweet thermometer in making mine, but that you just would possibly perhaps right eyeball it will you’re feeling adventurous or don’t enjoy one. Once the caramel begins turning the lightest color of yellow, draw shut it off the warmth and poke in the baking soda. Probabilities are you won’t score the ideal color every time, but the flavor and texture might perhaps also just aloof be there regardless.
I made the honeycomb twice, as I wanted both thicker and thinner objects (read: my first batch used to be too thin so I made one more, but ended up the utilization of both). Next time I’d right execute one thicker batch. The recipe below is for one batch.
Once you happen to like rich, chocolatey muffins, this Darkish Chocolate Honeycomb Cake will now no longer disappoint! The pleasant comfort food to score you via those cool fall and iciness days. Or, you realize, Mondays.
A rich chocolate layer cake recipe with ultra dark, fudgy frosting and dwelling made honeycomb.
- Author: Olivia Bogacki
- Yield: one 6” 3-layer cake – 10 servings
- Category: ✽ ✽ ✽ ✽
For the Chocolate Cake:
- 1 ½ cups all-cause flour
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa powder (unheard of or Dutch-processed)
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 beautiful eggs
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ cup very warmth water
For the Honeycomb:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon baking soda (sifted)
For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 3 oz. right quality dark chocolate (chopped, melted, and cooled)
- 3 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
- 1 cup unheard of cocoa powder (sifted)
- 3 tablespoons shaded cocoa (elective – for color)
- 1–3 tablespoon heavy cream
Invent the Chocolate Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350F, grease three 6″ cake rounds. Dust with cocoa powder and line bottoms with parchment.
- Establish flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix till well blended.
- In a medium bowl, poke eggs, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla. Very slowly pour in hot water while whisking constantly.
- Add moist ingredients to dry and mix on medium for 2-3 minutes. Batter will be very thin.
- Pour batter evenly into ready pans. Bake for approx. 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly horny.
- Establish cakes on wire rack to chill for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to chill completely.
Invent the Honeycomb:
- Line a quarter sheet pan (9” x 13”) with a silicone baking mat or tin foil (grease tin foil with cooking spray).*
- Establish the sugar, corn syrup, and water right into a beautiful saucepan. Streak well to mix and till the sugar is dissolved. Cease now no longer crawl from this level forward. Wash down the perimeters of the pot with a pastry brush dipped in water, as wanted, to stop crystals from forming.
- Lift to a boil over excessive warmth and put together dinner till the temperature on a sweet thermometer reads 300F (this might draw shut about 10 minutes).
- Snatch from warmth, sprinkle sifted baking soda over top, and snappy poke it in. The mix will foam up (this might grow about 4 instances in size) and switch golden. Don’t over wisk or this might deflate. Loyal poke ample to incorporate baking soda (max 5 seconds).
- Without lengthen pour into ready pan and allow to chill (1-2 hours).
- Once cooled, exhaust the tip of a knife to interrupt into shards of desired size.
- Sever up just among the honeycomb into tiny objects so as to add between the layers.
- Retailer any further objects in an airtight container, separated by parchment, at room temperature.
Invent the Chocolate Frosting:
- In a medium bowl, poke sifted sugar and cocoa powders to mix.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter till gentle (1 minute). Add in sugar mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing well after every addition.
- Beat in melted chocolate. Add ample heavy cream till desired consistency is reached (I primitive 3 tablespoons).
- Continue beating on excessive till gentle (approximately 5 minutes).**
Assemble the Cake:
- Establish one layer of cake onto a cake stand or serving plate.
- High with approximately 2/3 cup of buttercream and unfold evenly. Sprinkle some beaten up honeycomb on top of the frosting***
- Repeat with final layers and crumb coat the cake. Refrigerate for Half-hour.
- Frost the cake sides and top with a rustic sample.
- Establish honeycomb shards alongside the tip as desired. That you would possibly fetch guidelines for arranging them in this tutorial.
- For thinner honeycomb exhaust a half sheet pan. I made the recipe twice and primitive both sized pans so I’d enjoy a unfold of thicknesses of honeycomb. You will be succesful of enjoy lots left over will enjoy to you are making this! Retailer any further objects in an airtight container, separated by parchment, at room temperature.
- The frosting will darken as it sits.
- Invent obvious the honeycomb objects are slightly tiny or this might also be more difficult to chop abet the cake, in particular if chilled.
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