Did I actually just eat half a (small, okay) chocolate cake in almost 24 hours?
Yes, I did and it was worth every bite!
I mean, just look at this baby.
My homemade buttercream could be thicker, I suppose...But what can I say?
I'm afraid of all that powdered sugar!
Anyway, this cake deserves to be called both "The Best Chocolate Cake in the World," and "Super Moist Chocolate Cake," 'cuz that's what it is!
Although I am not a vegan, for some reason, I go vegan for most of my baking recipes.
I enjoy the more wholesome ingredients and figure it can't be all that bad for ya, either.
So, VegWeb is one of my favorite sources for vegetarian as well as vegan recipes. I've been a member for like, six years and it is my go-to spot for a solid recipe or idea.
You can find this wonderfully cake recipe here. I highly recommend it;
especially if you are a chocolate cake freak, like myself.
I made a simple (non-vegan) buttercream frosting:
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Cup of powdered sugar
Tiny splash of vanilla
3 chopped strawberries mashed with a fork.
Whip the butter until its light yellow.
Add sugar and vanilla, keep beating with mixer.
Add the berries, fold 'em in or if you are lazy like me, dump them in and keep the mixer going.
Either way, you can't go wrong with homemade frosting...with
no scary chemicals and ingredients. Yummy.