For Father’s Day this past Sunday, I made the most incredible chocolate cake (from scratch I might add) and I could not believe how delicious it was. My husband and son both agree that is the best cake I have ever made. Especially since most of the cakes I have made have come from a box. This one was Moist and chocolaty and for the life of me, I could not get a good photo of it. These are the best I could do with the sad camera that I have. (New camera is high on my Wish List these days.)
I found the recipe in Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa At Home Cookbook. Last week the episode where she actually makes this cake aired and after watching it I thought I would give it try. It’s the episode where she surprises her friend Michael the Florist with a cake made from his Grandmother’s recipe. You can find it on page 165 and it is called “Beatty’s Chocolate Cake”.
Honestly, this recipe alone is worth the price of the cookbook. How’s that for high praise???
The icing for the cake is also from scratch and the recipe makes a lot.
I stored the cake in the refrigerator and the icing firmed up nicely as reflected in this photo. Ina always says that adding a bit of coffee brings out the taste of the chocolate and she is not kidding. There is coffee in both the cake and the frosting but the end result is the most chocolaty tasting cake you have ever eaten.
If you would like to try this on out for yourself, the recipe is posted on Food TV and you can get the recipe if you click here: Beatty’s Chocolate Cake
We have been nibbling on this cake for the last few days. Next time I need a special dessert or it’s someone’s birthday…this is what I am making.