We’re in love with pretty cakes, especially if they’re made with Fatty Sundays pretzel rods! Coreen Farrell of @sprinkledlife baked a chocolate cake decorated with our rainbow sprinkle pretzel rods, and we thought it was only fitting to feature it on National Chocolate Cake Day. Are you a bit intimidated by the idea of baking an entire cake? It takes time, but they’re easier to make than you may think, as long as you have the right recipe! Here’s our favorite chocolate cake recipe for you to try out next time you get a chocolate cake craving and are itching to bake something. This type of cake is perfect for a birthday party or special celebration. It’s festive, colorful and tasty - and sure to please guests of any age!
Chocolate Cake Recipe Ingredients
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 cups sugar
-¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1½ teaspoons baking soda
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon espresso powder
-1 cup milk
-½ cup vegetable or canola oil
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 cup boiling water
-Fatty Sundays Sprinkles pretzel rods
Chocolate Cake Recipe Directions
-Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
For the cake:
-Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl. Whisk through to combine.
-Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
-Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
-Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
-Frost cake with chocolate frosting, layer top with rainbow sprinkles, and decorate with Fatty Sundays Sprinkles pretzel rods placed vertically around circumference of cake.
Purchase your Fatty Sundays cake decorations here. The Sprinkles rods will not only taste delicious on the cake, but they will take your cake to a completely different level aesthetically! Send us a picture of your chocolate cake creation - we’d love to see what you came up with!