Chocolate cake is one of the most popular cakes sold at bakeries and made by home chefs across the globe. Most versions are two-layer creations topped with a buttery chocolate frosting. If you want to mix up your cake routine, here are three unique chocolate creations to try.
Red Velvet Cake
You may be surprised to learn that this popular two-layer cake contains cocoa. Legend has it the first Red Velvet Cake Austin TX was born in the 1930s at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. A baker added buttermilk, vinegar and red food dye to a chocolate cake recipe and topped his finished creation with a cream cheese frosting. Try this cake if you like your chocolate toned down a notch with a less sweet and more acidic flavor.
This one-layer cake is a sweet Southern traditional dessert. It is a combination of two layers of delicious chocolate – a dense, almost brownie-like cake and a sinfully sweet fudgy topping. Unlike most traditional cakes, this one is frosted fresh from the oven so a good portion of the frosting melts into the cake’s surface. A cup of regular Coca-Cola goes into the batter, and six tablespoons are in the creamy frosting. If you love frosted cake brownies, you should give this sweet cake a try.
Texas Sheet Cake
This cake is often called the best chocolate cake ever, even by people who don’t live in Texas. Chef Ree Drummond describes it as, “Moist beyond imagination, chocolatey and rich like no tomorrow, and 100% of the time, causes moans and groans from anyone who takes a bite.” In true Texas tradition, this larger than usual cake is created in a sheet pan and topped with a fudge frosting and walnut halves. Have a slice when you crave a decadent, sugary treat.
If you want to experience a different kind of chocolate cake, give one of these a try.