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Amy Roloff Baking Chocolate Cake

 

Chocolate Cake

By: Amy Roloff
Amy Roloff’s Little Kitchen

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of hot brewed coffee, non-flavored

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, I used special dark

3 cups all purpose Flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 ½ cups sugar

4 large eggs

1 cup of Mayo (replaces oil, has egg in it and a vinegar)

1 ½ tsp vanilla

Frosting:

2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

3 ½ Tbsp corn syrup

4-6 Tbsp heavy cream

1 cup unsalted butter, soften

½ tsp vanilla

4-5 cups powdered sugar, divided

½ tsp salt

 

Directions:

Whisk together hot coffee and cocoa in a bowl until mixed. Let stand until cooled down to room temperature, about 20-25 minutes. Preheat oven 350. Grease and flour two cake pans (2- 9 ½ or 3- 6 ½ inch pans) 

In a bowl, whisked together flour, baking soda, baking powder and ½ tsp salt. Combined sugar and eggs in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer, on medium-low speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in mayonnaise and 1 ½ tsp of vanilla on low speed. Still on low speed - Alternate adding flour mixture and coffee mixture TO egg sugar mixture starting and ending with flour mixture (flour, coffee-cocoa, flour, coffee-cocoa, flour). Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until wooden toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs and clean, about 25-30 minutes (depending on oven). Cool cake in pans for about 20 minutes and then remove cake layers from pans and cool completely on racks for another 30 minutes.

 

Frosting:

Place chocolate chips, light corn syrup and 4 Tbsp heavy cream in a microwave bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds until smooth. Let stand until room temperature. Combine butter, ½ tsp salt, 3 cups of powdered sugar in a bowl and beat at low  speed until smooth. Add in chocolate mixture and continue to mix on low speed until smooth. Add in remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar, if needed add 1 Tbsp heavy cream at a time until you get a spreadable consistency is desired.

Place one cake layer on a serving plate, remove any loose crumbs (if needed, to balance out the layer, with a bread knife, slice crown of top of cake to create an equal all around layer). Spread with frosting, about 1 cup, top with second layer and spread remaining frosting over the top and sides. Decorate as desired.

And enjoy sharing and gathering for dessert.

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76 thoughts on “Amy Roloff Baking Chocolate Cake

  1. avatar Delores Houchin says:

    Amy, You are remarkable. I’ve watched every episode of you and family on OPB. You have a super attitude and humor to match. I would love to meet you. Do you have a cookbook? If so I would like a signed copy. I’m sorry about your mother’s passing. You and Chris make a perfect couple. Pen Pals are good too. Your friend, Dee Houchin and Gypsy 🌹 Rose (my little dog)

  2. avatar Tina Goodpasture says:

    I have ordered fydge and salsa before. It’s great! Very impressed and love watching you. You are my inspiration! Love you!

  3. avatar marge says:

    Amy i love your show. I am so excited about your cookbook. I am battling cancer for the 2nd time. I am also i very high risk. I do not have much energy. But God is good to me. Please keep me in your prayers. You are truly an amazing woman. You and chris make such a beautiful couple. You deserve all the joy and happiness that the world has to offer.

  4. avatar DONNA LERNER says:

    Why don’t you publish your recopies like Joanna Gaines does. I certainly would be a customer

    Thank you for all these great ideas going to try a lot of them/
    I’m a big fan.

    Let’s see something with fruit & salads now that the summer is coming.

  5. avatar Kimberly says:

    Hi Amy
    I looked over your chocolate cake recipe and noticed you also use coffee in your list of ingredients. My daughter Aimee uses coffee also and what a difference the coffee makes In the favor of chocolate. She has FB page with her cakes. She bakes a lot of cakes out of her home in Lakeland here in Florida. (My little sweetness)
    Thanks for sharing all of your recipes

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