Barbara Howard Recipe

Chocolate Layer Cake

By Barbara Howard sewgrandmother


Rating:
Serves:
10-12
Cook Time:
Comments:

This cake is so delicious. Moist, layers go together so easily. Your family will enjoy this cake.

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 3/4 c
flour
3/4 c
cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 c
milk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
boiling water.
CREAM CHEESE FILLING
1 c
cream cheese
3/4 c
butter
1/2 Tbsp
vanilla
6 c
powdered sugar
CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1 c
butter (8 ounces)
1 3/4 c
cocoa powder
6 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
+ 3 tablespoons milk
2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat 3 layer pans (8 inch) with cooking spray.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs.
Mix thoroughly, then add the boiling water.
Divide evenly among the baking pans.
Bake for 25-35 minutes.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours.
2
Cream Cheese Filling
Beat the cream cheese and butter on medium speed for one minute. Add the vanilla and beat for another minute. Add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and beat on low speed until well combined. Mix for two minutes more on medium speed.
3
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Combine the powdered sugar and cocoa powder in bowl. Beat the butter on medium speed for one minute, then add the sugar/cocoa combination 1/2 cup at a time, stopping halfway to add the milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes or until fluffy.
4
Remove cake from refrigerator, and place first layer on plate. Add layer of cream cheese filling and a second cake layer. Repeat. Don't, however, add cream cheese to the top of the cake.
5
Add a crumb coat (thin layer, doesn't have to look pretty) of buttercream frosting to the sides and top of cake and return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Add the final coat of buttercream and embellish as desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

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9 Comments

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Elizabeth Eusebio elizabetheusebio
Jul 30, 2012
My stepson wanted a chocolate cake for his 10th birthday. I found this recipe and made it. Not only was it easy to make, but it was by far, the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. I had so many compliments! The cream cheese filling went so well with this chocolate cake. The entire cake was gone! I had people coming up to me asking for a slice to take home, but I had to tell them it was all gone. I will definitely be making this cake again. Thank you so much.
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Kathy Yost Lovetosew
Feb 3, 2012
OMGOSH.... I SAVED THIS ONE FOR SURE.
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deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Feb 3, 2012
I always appreciate a good recipe and most of the time I forget to share, so glad I remembered with yours.
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Barbara Howard sewgrandmother
Feb 3, 2012
Thanks Deb for sharing this recipe with "Chocolate lovers", "Everything Desserts made Easy" and I Love Everything". I hope they will enjoy making this chocolate cake with cream cream filling and chocolate butter-cream frosting. Enjoy!
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Stephanie Dodd skeen
Feb 3, 2012
looks awesome Barb!!!