Other Stuff

This is my first "Other Stuff" post!  Welcome to Kathleen's kitchen. Whoot! Whoot!

Died-And-Went-To-Heaven Chocolate Cake
(Yep... the first post to this page has to be cake... chocolate cake... this is my blog, after all.)

Yum, yum, yummy chocolate cake!
This is a great, easy, no-guilt.. well, at least low-guilt cake. Great because it is super moist thanks to buttermilk. Easy because it is made in a bundt pan and only needs a glaze poured over it– no frosting to spread. And Low-Guilt because it only has 220 calories and 5 grams of fat, per slice which is 1/16 of the cake. Here we go!

Ingredients for Died-And-Went-To-Heaven Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for cake:
1 3/4 C flour
1 C sugar
3/4 C cocoa powder (Dutch Process)
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 1/4 C buttermilk
1 C packed brown sugar
2 lg eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 C canola oil
2 t vanilla
1 C strong black coffee

Ingredients for icing:
1 C confectioners sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1 to 2 Tbs buttermilk, as needed so it pours and dribbles

Preheat the oven to 350°

Spray bundt pan with Pam and then flour.

The Twin Terrors live in my mixing bowl
I was married 25 years before I got my Kitchen-Aid Mixer and I only got it as a poor substitute for a spring break vacation, so it was not without it's sacrifice. But I do love it.

Note the Twin Terrors that live in the bowl... why? you ask... I have no idea. My husband got them for me for Valentine's day and threw them in there, and they just sort of took up residence. I think they are mostly there because the bowl was empty and any empty space in our house forms a vacuum which instantly fills itself. The Twin Terrors are not in ANYway reference to my younger identical twin brothers... nope... not at all... never crossed my mind.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder.

Stir together the buttermilk, brown sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Then add to dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. This is where I REALLY appreciate the ol' Kitchen-Aid. After 2 minutes whisk in hot coffee until completely incorporated. This will make for a very thin batter– not to worry!

Going in!
Pour the batter into the prepped pan. Note I keep my silicone bundt pan on a small cooling rack as it makes the soft pan easier to handle and keep its shape. I lift the cake and rack and leave both in the over to bake.

Coming out!
Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool cake on rake for ten minutes and then remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely.

Yummy Cake!

Whisk the icing ingredients until pourable. Pour over the cake on the plate. I make this cake for my health conscious friends, and my not-so-health conscious friends, too... they get ice cream on top! :)


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1 comment:

  1. Oh yum! This cake looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories


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