The Originators of Quick & Easy Cooking!

mrfood.com
Free Offer
Classic Cakes: 24 Easy Cake Recipes to Enjoy Year-Round

It's time for you to live out your secret bakery fantasies with Quick and Easy cake recipes you won't want to miss!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Chocolate Groom's Cake

(1 Votes)
SERVES
12
COOK TIME
30 Min
READY IN
30 Min

The tradition of a groom's cake began in Victorian England then made its way to the U.S., where it's a popular cake at many weddings. Our decadent Chocolate Groom's Cake recipe will make any newlywed couple feel special.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • FROSTING (see Notes):
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 (9-inch) baking pans with cooking spray and dust with flour.
     
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in water and cocoa powder. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl; allow to cool.
     
  3. In a medium bowl, combine raisins, dried cranberries, and 1 teaspoon flour; toss until evenly coated then set aside.
     
  4. Beat remaining cake ingredients, including 2 cups flour, into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in dried fruit then pour into baking pans.
     
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes then remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely.
     
  6. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth. Place 1 cake layer on plate and frost top only. Place remaining cake layer on top then frost entire cake.
Notes
  • You can always substitute canned chocolate butter cream frosting for the homemade to make it a little easier.
     
  • For an extra fancy touch, garnish this with shaved chocolate.

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED RECIPES

Ratings & Comments (0)

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

My Rating:

Cancel Reply to Comment

LATEST TV RECIPE & VIDEO

Southern Potato Bake

Want some down-home, southern-style chow on your table? Then you have to try our Southern Potato Bake. Dish up hearty portions of this hot and hearty potato casserole and enjoy, y'all!

Vote in Family Favorites Dinner Cook-Off!
1

About Mr. Food Advertise on MrFood.com Contact Us FAQ Press Room Privacy Policy Terms of Service Keyword Index Special Thanks Today's Recipe Find Us on TV Subscribe Unsubscribe Site Map RSS Bookmark