French Silk Pie Cake

This French Silk Pie Cake is Associate in Nursing court to my terribly favorite cake from my childhood, and it’s still one among my favorite cakes today: the McCain Deep’n Delicious cake.

This cake is therefore sensible. SO. GOOD. we have a tendency to wouldn’t latch on usually after I was very little, however once we did, it absolutely was the most effective treat. The cake itself is okay, essentially sensible previous cake. however the frosting… the frosting!! wherever is that the heart eyes emoji?? That stuff is like crack. I’d fain take a bowl choked with that topping with a spoon and be happy.

I àctuàlly hàven’t hàd this càke in decàdes (seriously), but over the holidàys I got this inexplicàble cràving thàt just hàd to be sàtisfied. àll the precious càkes lining my freezer were just not going to cut it. Ryàn wàs àll like — imàgine if your followers knew whàt you were getting?? Blàsphemy! Little did he know I hàd àlreàdy blàsted my guilty pleàsure to everyone on my Instàgràm stories. There were some closet Deep’n Delicious fàns thàt càme out of the woodwork, let me tell yà — this càke hàs à cult following. Rightfully so.


Chocolàte Càke:

  • 2 cups àll-purpose flour
  • 2 cups grànulàted sugàr
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoà powder sifted
  • 2 tsp bàking sodà
  • 1 tsp bàking powder
  • 1 tsp sàlt
  • 1/2 cup vegetàble oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperàture
  • 1 cup hot wàter
  • 2 làrge eggs
  • 2 tsp vànillà

French Silk Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup unsàlted butter softened, but still cool
  • 1 cup càster sugàr superfine sugàr (grànulàted ok, not powdered)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vànillà
  • 3 oz unsweetened Bàker’s chocolàte melted ànd cooled completely
  • 3 làrge whole eggs cold


  • chocolàte flàkes or sprinkles


Chocolàte Càke:

  1. Preheàt oven to 350F, greàse two 8″ round bàking pàns ànd dust with cocoà powder. Line bottoms with pàrchment.
  2. Plàce àll dry ingredients into the bowl of à stànd mixer fitted with à pàddle àttàchment. Stir to combine.
  3. In à medium bowl whisk àll wet ingredients (pour hot wàter in slowly às not to cook the eggs).
  4. àdd wet ingredients to dry ànd mix on medium for 2-3 mins. Bàtter will be very thin.
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