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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dark Chocolate Cake with creamy chocolate buttercream frosting


Yield: 3 -  9 in. pans


This recipe is for the chocolate lovers. Real chocolate is both melted into this cake and into the chocolate frosting. It has special dark cocoa and shaved dark chocolate in every layer. 





Ingredients:

  • 2 c. boiling water (for cocoa)
  • 1 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 2/3 c. flour
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 c. soft butter
  • 2 ¼ c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ t. vanilla



Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Dissolve cocoa in boiling water. 
Make batter starting with wet ingredients adding the dry being sure to mix thoroughly until smooth and no lumps appear in batter.
Prepare 3 - 9" round cake pans by greasing and dusting lightly with flour.
Distribute batter equally in the 3 pans.
Bake for 30 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool cakes on racks, only removing them when they are completely cool.

Frosting:

Makes Approx. 2 cups

Ingredients:
1 cup melted dark chocolate chips or wafers.
½ c. shortening
½ c. butter
2 T. milk
4 c. powdered sugar
2 t. extract

Mix all till smooth.

Spread evenly on cooled cakes.

Coat your frosted cake in shaved or ground chocolate pieces or use nuts it you prefer. 




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