Chocolate Dump-It Cake

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On the hunt for some easy kids birthday cake ideas? Then you’ll really want to try this Chocolate Dump-It Cake recipe. Not only is it easy, but it’s quick to make, rich to taste, and succulent to devour too. You can never make a bad decision if it involves chocolate cake, and this particular chocolate cake recipe involves dark chocolate, frothy buttermilk, and chocolate cream cheese frosting. The birthday kid is going to love you.

The original cake recipes can be dated back to the ancients, although they were eating a very different form of cake back then. Those first cakes were more similar to bread than the cake we know today, and honey was often used to make them sweet. Other common sweetening ingredients were dried fruits, which also served to preserve the cakes so they would last much longer. Nuts were often added as well, to give added texture and nourishment. Fascinatingly enough, the word cake goes back to the Nordic “kaka”, according to 13th Century dictionaries. Cakes made with fruit and gingerbread were very common in the Middle Ages, since they would keep for longer periods. Cakes resembling those we know so well today are believed to have emerged during the mid 17th Century, when ovens started becoming more commonplace. These new ovens could bake cakes more reliably and consistently. Bakers used hoop pans and circular cake moulds before cake pans started showing up, and cake recipes started including more refined sugars. As far as cake frosting was concerned, recipes often called for egg whites and boiled sugar, as well as spices for flavouring. The most popular method for icing a cake back then was to simply take the cake out of the oven, pour the frosting mixture on top of it, then put it back in the oven again so it could set. Once removed for the final time, the icing would cool, forming a smooth topping that looked like “frost” or “ice”. And that is precisely how icing and frosting got their names.

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Dump-It Cake from Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients: Granulated sugar, unsweetened chocolate, unsalted butter, water, buttermilk, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt vanilla extract, cream cheese, powdered sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 349, Calories from Fat 94, Total Fat 10.4g 16%, Saturated Fat 6.3g 31%, Cholesterol 37mg 12%, Sodium 375mg 16%, Potassium 171mg 5%, Carbohydrates 63.4g 21%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 48.1g, Protein 5.0g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 14%

Speaking of names, you might have wondered how “dump-it cake” got its name, as well. Basically, this kind of cake recipe is so easy to make, all you need to do is mix the ingredients together and then dump it all in the cake pan – that’s it. Aside from the simple chocolate cream cheese frosting, that is; but that won’t take much longer and it will be totally worth it. This has to be one of the best chocolate cake recipes around, and it will surely be a hit at your next birthday party or special occasion. We found it over at the Brown-Eyed Baker website, where you can find loads more awesome cake recipes, pie recipes, and other favourite dessert recipes. This wonderful food blog is authored by Michelle, who’s a totally self-realized chef who’s learned most of her hard-earned recipes through trial and error. When the results are amazing, which they are 99.9 % of the time, that’s when she shares her brilliant recipes with all of us.*

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