The Chocolate Craving Cake is a delectable dessert that is easy to make and will satisfy any chocolate craving. The recipe requires room temperature ingredients and emphasizes the importance of sifting dry ingredients to ensure a light and fluffy cake. Using good quality ingredients such as Dutch process cocoa and fresh eggs is recommended for the best results.
Unlike some chocolate cake recipes that use coffee for added moisture, this recipe uses warm water instead. The warm water helps with the baking process and ensures that the cake bakes evenly.
The chocolate frosting is made with milk chocolate chips, sour cream, and vanilla extract. It is a complement to the sweet cake and is not overly sweet on its own. Those who prefer a sweeter frosting can adjust the recipe accordingly.
The Chocolate Craving Cake can be made in an 8x8 baking dish or a 9x13 baking dish. If using the larger dish, the cake will be thinner. It is important to bake the cake until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, but no wet batter.
The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days due to the sour cream in the frosting. To freeze the cake, it is recommended to remove it from the pan, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and then in aluminum foil. The cake can be frozen for up to 1 month.