Best Fudge Cake Ever!!!
I have to say if you've ever made a Hershey's cocoa cake it's pretty similar but this is a fast and easy cake to throw together while the kiddos are at school. I frosted it with a buttercream icing but it would be really good with a fudge icing or ganache.
4-1/2 oz. (1 cup) all-purpose flour1 oz. (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) unsweetened natural cocoa powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. table salt 4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and warm 1-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup hot water
Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat the oven to 350 F. Grease the bottom of an 8x2- or 9x2-inch round cake pan.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add the eggs and vanilla; stir until well blended. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir just until all the flour is moistened. Pour the hot water over the batter; stir until the batter is smooth. Scrape the batter into the pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes for a 9-inch pan; 35 to 40 min. for an 8-inch pan. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 10 min. Run a thin knife around the edge and invert the cake (peel off the parchment if necessary). Invert it again onto the rack and let cool completely.
Once cool, time to ice the cake. If you're going to use a ganache then set the rack over a baking sheet or foil. Pour the warm ganache over the cake and use an icing spatula to spread it over the top of the cake and down the sides. Let set for about an hour before serving. If you're going to use a buttercream icing just make sure cake is completely cool and ice as usual.
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