Napoleon en Brasilia – Chocolate Cake

A simple chocolate cake recipe that tastes divine? Sign me up! You can have plain the chocolate cake or top it...
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Chef Dudley Nieto/Barbakoa

A simple chocolate cake recipe that tastes divine? Sign me up! You can have plain the chocolate cake or top it with mango mousse. 

Notes

Cake can be topped with Passion Fruit Mango Mousse. 

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 Cups coffee
  • 32 Ounces vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Directions

Using a mixer bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the coffee, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla, and add it to the dry mixture. Add eggs and mix. Pour the mixture in a half pan and bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F.

 

Napoleon Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Napoleon Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.