Recipe for Chocolate Cake?

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    Teeth Brusher Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a VERY chocolate-y chocolate cake? I tried a few recipes, and they were okay. But they didn’t have the intense wonderful chocolate flavor I’m looking for.

    The recipes I attempted were from a blog and King Arthur:

    http://www.curiousnut.com/no-mixer-chocolate-cake/

    https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/king-arthur-flours-original-cake-pan-cake-recipe

    I should mention I don’t have access to ingredients like Dutch processed cocoa and black cocoa . If they’re anywhere to be found in Russia, I don’t know where lol. I can only seem to find regular/natural cocoa here.

    I’d really appreciate any suggestions, thank you!
     
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    I am always on the hunt for a good chocolate cake recipe! I haven't found the perfect one yet, but this one came pretty close: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3092/ultimate-chocolate-cake

    It is very chocolatey! The coffee makes it taste really rich - you can't distinguish the coffee flavour, it just makes the chocolate flavour more intense. My only complaint is that it's a very heavy cake.
     
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    Teeth Brusher Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much! To be honest, I don’t think I can use this recipe. I’ve looked and looked for self-rising flour and have failed miserably lol. I also can’t find muscavado sugar here!

    I’m looking for a recipe that is a bit more light. I think a slice of this one would make me pass out lol!
     
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    You can substitute self-raising flour for plain flour and baking powder - I think it's around 2 tsp of baking powder for each 150g of plain flour. Muscovado sugar is just dark brown sugar, but any brown sugar would probably work.

    You're right though that this cake is very heavy! It's so rich it's almost like a brownie cake. If you do find the perfect chocolate cake recipe then let me know :)
     
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    Woah! Now this looks super promising! Thank you very much! :)

    I was looking at this recipe as well. It looks tasty!

    https://addapinch.com/the-best-chocolate-cake-recipe-ever/
     
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    It does look very moist, but I often find that chocolate cake made with cocoa powder alone doesn't taste as chocolatey as those that also include dark chocolate. Might just be my personal preference though! :)
     
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    Oh, really?? That’s interesting! It’s been nagging at me why the chocolate cakes I have tried don’t taste so chocolate-y to me! I think I’ll skip this recipe and try the one you recommended. I don’t have access to muscovado/brown sugar here, so I’ll just substitute white sugar. Thank you so much! I’ll let y’all know how it turns out. :)
     
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    Does it seem strange to you that the recipe calls for using a springform tin? Doesn’t the cake batter ooze out the bottom and make funny-looking sides?
     
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    I think it's just recommended because it makes it easier to remove the cake from the tin - if you're using a regular tin then just make sure you line it well :)
     
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    Thank you, Becky! I’m reading about light muscovado sugar, and it looks like you can play with some substitutes. I can’t find molasses here in Russia, but my husband bought me some “mork sirap” from Finland. I think it comes from beets? I’ll see what happens when I mix this stuff with white sugar!
     
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    I have some of that in my cupboard! I bought it for baking bread, but I prefer treacle. Can you get treacle in Russia? Either way it should help give richness to the cake :)
     
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    This one is my favorite, and I add mini chocolate chips to it as well. Even without the chocolate chips, it's fudgy, moist, and has a really pleasing flavor! The coffee brings out the chocolate flavor and I've also found that boiling hot chocolate works very well too!

    http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/fudgy-chocolate-layer-cake
     
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    That recipe looks great! :)

    I'm going to make the Felicity Cloak cake this week, so I'll let you all know how it goes...
     
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