Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chocolate Treasure Island Cake

I made a Treasure Island cake using the following chocolate cake recipe for my son's birthday to accompany the pirate ship cake.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup sour cream
1 cup water
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 extra large egg

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

Add the oil and sour cream and whisk until blended. Add the water in 1/2 cup at a time and whisk until combined. Whisk in vinegar and vanilla to blend. Add the eggs and whisk until combined.
Grease and line 3 8-inch cake pans and line them with parchment paper. Divide the batter equally among the 3 prepared pans, using a kitchen scale will help to do this. Bake in 350F preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out almost clean. 
Let the pans cool on wire racks for about 20 minutes, then invert the cakes onto the racks to finish cooling completely before frosting.
I made this chocolate cake following the instruction from this site, which we really enjoyed. For the frosting we used whipped chocolate frosting.

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27 comments:

  1. What a funny cake!
    Have a nice weekend

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    1. Thank you :) It was lots of fun to make and delicious that it finished so fast

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  2. Cute cake.. Happy Bday to your lil one

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  3. Lovely name island cake..hahahhaa ..very tempting slice...

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  4. What a fun cake.... my kids would love their own chocolate treasure cake too. :)

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  5. I was curious about the title of this post.....the choco cake looks yummy!

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  6. wow... the cake look really chocolaty...

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  7. Hehee such a cute theme cake! We love chocolate cakes - always!

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  8. Hi Akheela, your chocolate cake look superb! Look so tempting. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Super tempting cake, looks great.

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  10. oh my God these look so good. definitely a kids party pleasure.

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  11. hi there..had been missing out on some of the posts of late...belated b'day wishes to your little one. Sure, he enjoyed the cake. Keep in touch...

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  12. Chocolaty and yummy cake ,looks great

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  13. It looks really delicious, i love chocolat :)
    Happy Holidays to you and your family, and i wish all the best for the new year.

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  14. i am sure ur son loved it...kids love treasure huntg

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  15. A yummy Chocolate cake is an ideal way to celebrate. Many wishes to him...God bless.

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  16. Wow,bellissima..:-)
    Merry Christmas ciao

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  17. Lovely cake! I am sure your son must have been thrilled.

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  18. delicious.. hope i could get a bite ;) the cake looks so moist and yummy :)

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  19. Cake looks superb dear. Birthday wishes for your little Prince.

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  20. I love this idea! Now to talk the boys into a pirate party!

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