Blackout Chocolate Cake Recipes

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This weekend i used to be talented with a terrific-amusing birthday marvel: Bjork whisked me away to Austin for a weekend of TACOS! And other matters. however really, primarily tacos.

This has been a difficult season of life for us, and this birthday is a strange one for me. ok, bizarre is a total euphemism. It’s unhappy. It’s lonely. It’s hard to experience like satisfied Birthday when the birthday decrease complete life I imagined changed into supposed to be so exceptional.

Blackout Chocolate Cake Recipes
Blackout Chocolate Cake Recipes

As the only one in our house who bakes, i am commonly the maker of my personal birthday cake. And this 12 months, I went ALL OUT. I showed my birthday who became boss.

We’re talking approximately life-converting cake, with whole milk yogurt for moisture and coffee powder for depth, cream cheese chocolate frosting (challenge ME, I DARE YOU) for the layers, and a chocolate chip outside that gets pressed into the frosted cake by way of manner of a touch regular-human beings-make-fancy-desserts hack involving cardboard. No, I’m serious. CARDBOARD. We take our cake-ing very significantly, aka not very significantly in any respect.

And sharing this blackout chocolate cake with buddies clearly, truely, in reality facilitates. Chocolate blackouts are better whilst shared. S/o to our POY group for ingesting this with me a million times and to Melissa for letting me crash her very own bday party super spontaneously with this madness.

Blackout Chocolate Cake Recipes

For the chocolate cake:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (we use DeLallo)
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (we use Chobani whole milk yogurt)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3–4 cups of chocolate chips


  1. Cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Divide evenly between the three cake pans. Bake for 35 minutes or until the cakes are set. Let the cakes cool for a while.
  2. Frosting: Cream the ingredients (except chocolate chips) until smooth.
  3. Assembly: Cut two 9-inch round circles from cardboard. Cover with foil. Spread just a little bit of frosting on one of the cardboards and stick the first cake on it (this helps it hold). Stack the cakes up, frosting between each layer, around the outside, and on top. Chill for 30 minutes.


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