Midnight Dragonfly Chocolate Cake Recipe @pinch

Chocolate lovers unite over this decadently dark and delicious chocolate cake. It is super moist and melts in your mouth. On top, is a rich, creamy, and super chocolaty frosting. We love that while there is a ton of chocolate in this cake, It is not overly sweet. It is rich, though. I have been looking for a great chocolate cake recipe most of my life. I found a good one then tweaked it up to make it great. ;)

midnight dragonfly chocolate cake
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cakes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • CAKE
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) Hershey's special dark cocoa
  • 1/2 cup(s) regular cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 - large eggs
  • 1 cup(s) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup(s) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup(s) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) boiling water
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Hershey's special dark cocoa
  • 1/2 cup(s) regular cocoa
  • abt. 4 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 1/3-1/2 cup(s) half and half
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch(es) salt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) corn syrup, light
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. No, this is not a typo. This is a slow bake cake. Grease and flour one 9x13 or three 8 round cake pans. Use liners if making cupcakes
  • Put all the cake ingredients in a large bowl
  • Mix till smooth
  • Pour into prepared pan(s)
  • Bake one 9x13 cake, one hour. (Check at 40 min or until toothpick comes out clean.)Bake three 8 round cakes, 40 min or until toothpick comes out clean. Bake cupcakes, 30-35 min or until toothpick comes out clean
  • I have always had trouble with being able to consistently make a creamy chocolate frosting until I found this tip on the internet... wait for it... melt the butter. lol So, for the frosting, melt the butter ;) Stir in the cocoas until smooth. Add powdered sugar and half & half alternately until smooth. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add the corn syrup, stir until creamy
  • This will frost an eight-inch three-layer cake. Cut recipe in half for 9x13 or cupcakes

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