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Best Chocolate Cake With The KitchenAid Artisan Mini

October 04, 2016

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Photography by Inked Fingers

Did you know A Taste of Koko started as a recipe blog? When I launched A Taste of Koko back in March 2010, I was studying my undergrad in Nutrition at the University of Texas of Austin (hook em’ horns!). I didn’t know know anything about writing, photography, or social media (Twitter and Instagram weren’t even born yet), but I did love baking. Cupcakes, cakes, cookies, muffins, soufflés, and even macarons. I loved baking macarons so much that I even started my own macaron catering business called Macarons By Jane.

One of my favorite recipes to make was the chocolate cake and not any chocolate cake, the BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE. I discovered a chocolate cake recipe called Beatty’s Chocolate Cake by Ina Garten and it’s been my go-to chocolate cake recipe ever since.

 

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Fast forward 6 years, A Taste of Koko has now evolved into a food and travel blog that features the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. My house is pretty small with a downstairs that is only 1000 square feet – this includes the kitchen, living room, dining room, and restroom. The kitchen has very little countertop space so the white KitchenAid mixer my parents bought for me when I first started baking sits on the top of the refrigerator.

 

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To collaborate with KitchenAid on the launch of their new Artisan® Mini Mixer is very special to me. Growing up I always dreamed of having a KitchenAid ® Stand Mixer. My parents raised me frugally so they saved up to buy me a KitchenAid ® Stand Mixer when I was 15. It’s been well loved and used many, many times, especially when I launched Macarons By Jane. When I started A Taste of Koko, KitchenAid was on my dream list of brands to work with. Who knew 6 years later, I would have the opportunity to collaborate with KitchenAid!

The new KitchenAid Artisan® Mini Mixer is 25% lighter and 20% smaller with the power of the KitchenAid® Classic™ Stand Mixer. With the smaller size, 12 attachments, 3.5 quart bowl, and a variety of colors (mine is Twilight Blue), the KitchenAid Artisan® Mini Mixer is the perfect addition to anyone’s home even if you have a small space!

 

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The chocolate cake recipe has followed me ever since and I’ve baked it for multiple holidays and many birthdays. Sorry Ina, I’ve made a couple of modifications to the recipe since, making it the best chocolate cake ever.

 

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*Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa at Home

 

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I wanted to bake a tall 4 layer chocolate cake so I used 6″ non-stick baking pans.

 

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Behind the scenes of how I shoot my photos!

 

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If you like moist and light, chocolately cakes – this recipe is for you.

 

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Photography by Inked Fingers

This post is brought to you in collaboration with KitchenAid. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Taste of Koko!

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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