If I made it Saturday night, would it still be nice and fresh come Monday if kept in the fridge? Loved the addition of the melted chocolate. Not a silly question at all! Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure the flour is fully incorporated. Place the pans in the freezer for about 45 minutes, to accelerate the cooling process. I wanted each cake layer to be at least an inch tall, so I knew I’d have to play around this. If the frosting is too thick, add an extra Tbsp of heavy cream. Pour in 2/3 cup of black cocoa and whisk until no clumps remain. (For fridge/freezer), I like to use these ones: https://amzn.to/36XrGMx. So I’m actually waiting for you to make an amazing one someday!!!! Be sure to add in parts until all blended. For your small batch cakes like this one, how much am I able to cut down on the amount of sugar ? Tia. I have tried some including Kahlua cakes, coffee chocolate cake etc but none of them tasted attractive and none of my friends recognized that they were coffee flavored. I’m guessing it will be slightly under an inch? This is the brand I use, I order mine on amazon: https://amzn.to/2lyM2tU. Repeat with the second cake layer, then place the top cake layer upside down to make it easier to frost. Hi, I have the Wilton “EASY LAYERS 5-PIECE LAYER CAKE PAN SET, 6-INCH”. Hi! So sorry for the delayed response! I have a friend that wants an 8 inch cake but only 2 layers. I noticed on your chocolate cupcake recipe, you call for instant espresso (which I love!) I usually leave my cakes just open in the fridge without a covering! By roasting a larger one, I guarantee leftovers. However, it shouldn’t be dry! But that’s my best estimate. Sorry I can’t be of more help!! Like I mentioned above, this small batch chocolate blackberry cake recipe bakes three, perfect little 6 inch layers. The original recipe is 3 layers and she doesn’t want it that big. I’m so sorry about that!! They’re just two different chocolate cake recipes! I recommend this to anyone looking to have a nice treat on a special day. I use 6″x2″ pans, but I don’t think the pan height should make too big of a difference as long as they’re all filled with the same amount of batter <3, I was wondering how much icing this made so I can substitute it for a different kind. Add in 2/3 cup of sifted cocoa and mix on low until the cocoa is fully incorporated and no clumps remain. You can totally add chocolate chips to the batter! If it's too thin, add in another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Hope that helps, happy baking!! Usually whatever your store sell should work great <3. Beat on low until the ingredients are fully incorporated, and the desired consistency is reached. I’ve updated the instructions to reflect this. I just made this and put the layers in the freezer. Honestly it was so good! Which brand did you use? Super moist, chocolatey and not too sweet! There is nothing wrong with a classic chocolate cake frosted with chocolate buttercream! Remember, the cake will continue to bake a bit more once it’s out of the oven! I also added a bit of my blackberry freezer jam between the cake layers, to tie the garnish and the flavor of the cake together. So here we are, ready to make the perfect 6-inch chocolate cake. That’s part of what makes my chocolate cake recipe so great though. Thank you and continue with these amazing recipes <3 – Caroline. I recommend using it if you want the textures to be the same! You can use dutch processed cocoa instead of black cocoa Do you want to add the peanut butter powder to the frosting, or cake? This is going out to a baby shower. Also, when you frost a semi naked cake should the frosting be smooth or rough looking. Happy baking . Would it taste differently or the same? What do you recommend using? Sounds Delicious, Can’t Wait To Try, can I ask why black coco?? Hi, I have made the cakes and put the pans in the freezer for the recommended amount of time but they are now frozen to the pan any tips on how I can get the cake out? I also would sub the hot water with coffee, and you mention you use a whisk. I use the store brand or eagle star baking powder. Thank you. Maybe you want to make a smaller cake to create a certain look. Hope that helps! I’m not sure if you have Terry’s Chocolate Orange in the U.S but it’s sold in Ireland and England as an orange chocolate bar. Hope that helps, happy baking! Everyone just loved this cake. Can I use butter and parchment paper to grease there pan instead of non stick spray? Thanks. Thanks so much for the recipe I’m really looking forward to trying it! The buttercream didn’t have that gritty sugary feel to it.