This is a moist, rich, extra-chocolaty snack cake that goes together quickly with the use of my Baking Mix. I made this cake yesterday for Jerry's birthday and he was a happy birthday boy! The chocolate chips in the batter really rev up the chocolate factor and the rich, creamy Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting makes it extra special.
Chocolate Snack Cake
1 1/4 cups Baking Mix **Click here to print this recipe**
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan, set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the Baking Mix, flour, cocoa, instant coffee granules and chocolate chips. In a large bowl combine the melted butter, eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla, mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Let cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add cocoa powder and one cup of the powdered sugar, beat on low speed until thoroughly combined. Add extra powdered sugar as needed to reach a spreadable consistency with the frosting.
Store leftover frosted cake in the refrigerator because of the cream cheese frosting.
I've decided to resurrect my blog so that I can share the many recipes I have developed for my Baking Mix. I'm sure there will also be plenty of photos and stories of life here at the Lazy J Bar C to include all the animals, my adventures with container gardening and the beautiful Southeastern Arizona scenery.
I hope you enjoy the cake!