Snoop Dogg's Chocolate Cake

 

I had so much fun trying this Snoop Dogg Chocolate cake recipe! It's from his new (and first!) cookbook! Him and Martha Stewart have become great friends, and even have a TV show together. This particular cake is a birthday cake with LOTS of sprinkles!

Yield: makes one round 9" cake

 

Things you'll need

Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
Chocolate Frosting
  • 24 tablespoons (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Equipment

  • Stand mixer
  • Two 9” round baking pans
  • Cake plate or cake stand
  • Piping bags
  • Offset spatula
  • Gold candles
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the pans with butter and lightly dust with flour. Tap out the excess and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, add the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Reduce to low speed and slowly add the boiling water.
  5. Pour the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, rotating the pans halfway to ensure even cooking or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Make the chocolate frosting!

  1. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and cocoa powder until well combined.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Beat on high speed for 1 minute. Add a little more milk if the frosting is still too dry.

Assemble the cake!

  1. Once the cakes have completely cooled, place the bottom layer on a cake stand or plate.
  2. Spread about 1/3 of the frosting on top and smooth with an offset spatula.
  3. Place the second layer on top, flat-side down.
  4. Cover the entire cake with the remaining frosting.
  5. Decorate the cake with the chocolate sprinkles and candles.

 

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch