Nov 10, 2015

Recipe: Bruce Bogtrotter's Extreme Chocolate Cake from 'Matilda' the movie!

Do you remember that epic scene from Matilda, where the awful headmistress Agatha Trunchbull forces Bruce Bogtrotter to eat an entire chocolate cake on stage in front of his peers?

While that scene looked miserable, both for the public humiliation factor and the fact that eating such a big, rich cake all by oneself so quickly must cause some digestive upset, the cake itself always seemed like the pinnacle of an extremely chocolatey chocolate cake.

Chocoholics would love it!

Albeit, probably a slice as opposed to a whole cake and probably enjoyed with a dessert fork instead of by the fistful.

This cake is exactly as chocolatey and indulgent as Bruce Bogtrotter's chocolate cake and perfect for the chocoholic in your life! Read on for the recipe!
Bruce Bogtrotter's Extreme Chocolate Cake
Makes 1 4" layer cake

* 2 c. white sugar
* 1.75 c. all-purpose flour
* 0.75 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1.5 tsp. baking soda
* 1.5 tsp. baking powder
* 1 tsp. salt

* 2 eggs
* 1 c. milk
* 0.5 c. vegetable oil
* 2 tsp. vanilla extract

* 1 c. hot coffee

* 0.75 c. butter
* 1.5 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3-4 c. powdered sugar
* 0.667 c. milk
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Grease and flour two 9" cake pans.

2) Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt for the batter in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

3) Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer for three minutes.

4) Mix in the hot coffee with a heavy wooden spoon.

5) Pour half of the batter into each pan.

6) Bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick in the middle of each cake comes out clean.

7) Cool for ten minutes in the pans, then remove to cool completely. 

8) For the frosting, beat the butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.

9) Alternately add the cocoa & sugar and the milk & vanilla, beating well.

10) When the cakes are completely cool, cut each cake in half horizontally, so you have four equal sized disks. Use the frosting to assemble a four layer cake.

Definitely don't forget the frosting between each layer!


Refrigerate leftovers, if there are any.

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