Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever!

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever!

You’ll Need: Butter, for greasing the pans 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 2 cups sugar 3/4 cups good cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup buttermilk, shaken 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch x 2-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Place 1 layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake. Have fun and don’t forget to tag CarlasCakes on Instagram (@CarlasCakes) and Facebook (@CarlasCakes) of your CarlasCakes Blog Recipe creations! **Where to find...
Best Nutella Ferrero Cake Recipe

Best Nutella Ferrero Cake Recipe

Hey guys its Carla from CarlasCakes, and welcome back to my Carla in the Kitchen Blog! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook by searching for @CarlasCakes! Today we are going to be making a Decadent Ferrero Roche cake! Were going to be using, hazelnuts, wafers, Nutella, and chocolate! Click these links for the best easy Chocolate Cake recipe, best easy Nutella Buttercream recipe and best easy Chocolate Ganache recipes! Lets get started You’ll Need: 2 x 8″slice chocolate cakes (sliced in half) Nutella buttercream 2 packs hazelnut wafers More Nutella buttercream for crumb coat and icing Chocolate ganache Ferrero roche balls Crushed or whole hazelnuts (optional) Take your chocolate cake slices and fill them with your Nutella buttercream. Layer your Hazelnut wafers onto of your buttercream. Put one layer of cake, then one layer of Nutella buttercream, and one layer of hazelnut wafers, then one layer of cake, and another layer of Nutella buttercream and another layer of hazelnut wafers. Do this all the way up until you have stacked all your 4 slices of chocolate cake with Nutella Buttercream and wafers. Crumb coat your cake with a thin layer of Nutella Buttercream. Cool in the fridge for 15 min so the icing sets and crumbs stick to the cake. Coat the cake with another layer of Nutella buttercream. Pour your chocolate ganache over the cake and let it drip over the sides. Add dollops of Nutella Buttercream on top and add a Ferrero Roche Ball on each dollup. Sprinkle with crushed or whole Hazelnuts! Enjoy 🙂 Have fun and don’t forget to tag CarlasCakes on Instagram (@CarlasCakes) and...
The Best Fluffy Vanilla Cake Recipe Ever!

The Best Fluffy Vanilla Cake Recipe Ever!

Hey! Its Carla from CarlasCakes! Looking for the ultimate Vanilla cake recipe ever? Are you looking for a fluffy and easy vanilla cake? Are you looking for a delicious vanilla cake recipe? Well you have come to the right spot, because here is the The Best Fluffy Vanilla Cake recipe from CarlasCakes! You can watch the video and full instructions of how to make the Best Fluffy Vanilla Cake Recipe ever on Carla in the Kitchen. You can catch me on RogersTV Channel 22! Link to the episode will be up soon 🙂 Basic vanilla cake recipe: So to make your basic vanilla cake, you’ll need: 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups flour 1 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup milk In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter for about 6-7 min until it has gotten really pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Click HERE for the buttercream recipe! Have fun and don’t forget to tag CarlasCakes on Instagram (@CarlasCakes) and Facebook (@CarlasCakes) of your vanilla...
The Best Vanilla Buttercream Recipe Ever!

The Best Vanilla Buttercream Recipe Ever!

Hey! It’s Carla from CarlasCakes! Today, I want to start off with the basics. On Episode 1 of Carla in the Kitchen, I demonstrated how to bake, level, stack, fill and crumb coat a cake. You can watch the full episode on RogersTV Channel 22. Link will be posted online soon 🙂 I also demonstrated how to make my Delicious Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe, and Easy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe! CarlasCakes is the best online cake and cupcake shop in Ottawa, and our vanilla cake and cupcakes are the number one sellers in the area! Here’s how to make The Best Vanilla Buttercream Recipe ever! You’ll need: 1 cup butter (soft) 3 cups icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-2 tsp whipping cream In your mixer, add your soft butter and mix. Add half of your sugar and mix on medium low for about 30 seconds. Scrape the sides and add your vanilla extract and whipping cream. Mix until incorporated and add the remaining sugar. Mix on medium high for 5-6 min until your buttercream is light and fluffy! You buttercream is now ready for use. You can use this recipe to ice your cakes and cupcakes. You can add any colour you’d like by using gel food colouring. If you are making a cake for a girl, try dying it a light pink. If you are making a cake for a boy, you can add some drops of blue to make it a light blue colour. Have fun and don’t forget to tag CarlasCakes on Instagram (@CarlasCakes) and Facebook (@CarlasCakes) of your vanilla icing...
The BEST Banana Bread Recipe EVER.. Swirled with Nutella!

The BEST Banana Bread Recipe EVER.. Swirled with Nutella!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my Carla in the Kitchen Blog! Today is all about banana bread. One of my favourites! I have tried countless amounts of yummy banana bread recipes as my husband is literally obsessed with bananas! He’ll eat it any way possible; on toast, in a shake, with ice cream, yogurt… Anything! When it comes to banana bread he is defiantly my number one taste tester (which he does with a smile on his face). The last couple of recipes that I have tried where very good, however, I wanted them to be more moist, soft and to have MORE Banana (husbands request). I took bits and pieces of my favourite recipes that I have tried along the way to come up with what I call the BEST Banana Bread Recipe Ever! Its very moist, soft and of course, I have added EXTRA banana to the mix! It is a super easy recipe which I am sure you will all love. I added Nutella, which you can opt out of or of course you can add other mix ins like LOTUS or Dulce De Leche. By the way, definitely make this recipe before you have guests over because trust me… your house is going to smell amazing! You’ll need: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 6 ripe bananas, mushed 1 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp cake flour (or 1 1/2 cup flour) 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup nutella 1/2 cup chocolate chips Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and crushed bananas. Combine well. Sift together flour,...
Spiced Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Cake Recipe by CarlasCakes.   I found this recipe in Bake: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking and it is to die for! Perfect for pumpkin season which is right around the corner. Say good bye to summer, but hello to pumpkins.   For this cake, I suggest using fresh ground nutmeg. Since its a key flavour in this recipe, you’ll want to go for the good stuff (or at least tell your in-laws you used the good stuff… it’ll make all the difference). I also suggest using canned pumpkin. I know I just mentioned pumpkin season was in, but what I meant was; there are pumpkins everywhere, so this cake will look great beside them. Trust me, go for the canned pumpkin and skip making your own puree. The canned stuff is perfectly moist and full of flavour. Ok, now lets get baking! This recipe is not only delicious, but its fairly easy to make aswell.. it just takes some time but trust me – its well worth it! Spiced Pumpkin Cake yields 2 8″ or 9″ cake rounds 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt  1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg 1 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed 2 cups canned pumpkin puree 5 large eggs, at room temperature 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil   Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare two 8″ or 9″ round cake pans with a light coating of non-stick spray and then line the bottoms with parchment.    In...