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Easy Dark Chocolate Cake

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it's sure to be a favorite! | One bowl chocolate cake | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Baking | Dark Chocolate Cake | #easydarkchocolatecake #simpleholidaydessert

We’re going to keep it really simple and delicious this week. Let’s be honest we all have a thousand things going on right now and no one needs to add to the list! This Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is hands down my favorite cake. It’s super simple to make, uses just one bowl and is both delicious and light. Topped with a nice pile of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it’s really a delightful dessert.

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it's sure to be a favorite! | One bowl chocolate cake | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Baking | Dark Chocolate Cake | #easydarkchocolatecake #simpleholidaydessert

Do you get overwhelmed by all the rich food and sweets during the holiday season? I love food but it can definitely get tiring. The good news is that this cake looks lovely and fancy but is incredibly airy. The cake has a deep dark chocolate flavor accented with a little punch of espresso. However, because we are making it with hot water and buttermilk it has a very soft and fluffy texture. Putting whipped cream on top gives a beautiful pile of “icing” but without all the sugar and butter. I like to sprinkle mine with cinnamon because I love the flavor combination, but you can put whatever you like on top!

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Dessert

Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes are perfect for a dinner party or weeknight dessert | Chocolate Recipes

During my high school years we had family picnics as often as we could during the summer. Baked beans, hot dogs, salad, fruit, homemade ice cream – all the good stuff. One of my favorite picnic desserts was the chocolate cake Aunt Carol would often bring. A single round layer, covered in whipped cream, sprinkled with cinnamon and dotted with cherries. Simple, delicious, and light, it stuck in my mind. Many years later I’m re-creating it in these Black Forest Cupcakes!

Deep dark chocolate cupcakes with freshly whipped cream, a cherry and a sprinkling of cinnamon | Black Forest Cupcakes

The cupcakes themselves are a simple one bowl dark chocolate cake recipe. Last year my husband asked me to give him a cake recipe that he could make for my birthday without a lot of baking experience. I handed him The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe from Robyn at Add a Pinchย which I had made several times myself, and suggested he make it as two single layers with whipped cream, cinnamon and cherries for nostalgia’s sake. It was a huge hit and we all loved it!

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