Recipe: Best Chocolate Cake Ever!

Hey guys! Yesterday was Tad's birthday, so while he was asleep I spent 3 hours making a cake :D! It is a really easy recipe and I don't know why it took so long- I mean I did do it a lot more complicated, since in the middle of the process I decided to make it double layered haha. I found the recipe on passions for fashion blog, where Christina made it just one layered. In the evening we had a small birthday party celebration, where our closest friends came by and we had some food and of course the cake! And I must say, I am really really happy with the result. It was so good and everyone loved it. Also the cake dough is soooo moist and thick! Delicious! I encourage everyone to make this! The pictures of the cake are not as nice, because we were eating it in the evening and I didn't have proper lighting so I took the pics this morning when a lot of the cake was gone! But honestly, so delicious haha!

Ingredients

Cake Dough

-400 g of soft butter

– 400 g of sugar

– 2 tsp. baking powder

– 160 g of wheat flour

– 6 tbsp. cocoa

– 200 g dark chocolate

– 6 eggs

Cream

– 100g soft butter

– 300 g of icing sugar

– 500 g mascarpone

– 400 g of milk chocolate

Decoration

- Fresh and dried raspberries

- Raspberry jam

- Chocolate swirls

How to make it:

Step 1: Mix the butter and sugar together until it is an uniform mass. Than in a separate bowl mix the cocoa, flour and baking powder and then sift it into the butter and sugar also add the eggs and mix it again until there are no lumps of flower. While you are doing that melt the chocolate in a bowl above boiling water (you do it like that so it doesn't burn) and then add the melted chocolate to the mix and again properly stir it together. Once the batter is done, then divide it in two pieces and put it in two cake forms. Bake at 175C degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Step2: Put butter, icing sugar and mascarpone in a bowl and mix it together. Again, melt chocolate over a water bath and then add it to the mix. I would reccomend that you do this once the cake dough is cold, because you can start putting it together straight away. I did the mistake of making the cream to early and then I put it in a fridge and it got really tough, so I had to put it in the oven for a bit so it would melt again.

Step 3: Take a plate and put one of the cake doughs on it, cover it with a jam layer and then put some cream, into the cream put pieces of fresh raspberries. Then put it in the fridge for a bit to cool off and get thick. After 20 minutes add some more cream on top of the raspberries and put the other cake dough on it. Cover it with cream and put cream on the sides as well, then put it in the fridge for 20 minutes. The last layer of cream is easier to make nice, if the cake it thick and the cream is a not dripping off. So once you take the now almost done cake out of the fridge, put the rest of the cream on it and smooth it out so it looks pretty. Then decorate it with all the raspberries and dried raspberries. Afterwards let it cool for maybe a hour and then you can eat it!