FUDGY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

From Great American Recipes, this cake is sinful to say the least! You will probably overdose on chocolate, but what a way to go!
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Serves:

8

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 oz
white chocolate for garnish
1 c
(2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 c
plus 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
plus 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
4 large
eggs
3/4 c
very hot water
1/2 pt
(8 oz.) heavy cream
10 1/2 oz
semisweet chocolate

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Finely grate white chocolate onto a plate using a vegetable peeler. Chill until needed.
2
Grease the base of two 8-inch round cake pans; line with parchment paper. Combine butter, sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and eggs in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer set on medium, beat until smooth. Continue beating until increased in volume, about 2 minutes longer. Add the hot water and beat to incorporate, about 1 minute longer. Divide batter between pans.
3
Bake cakes in a preheated 350-degree oven until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Leave cakes in pans to cool for 10 minutes. Then turn onto a wire rack. Peel off lining paper; let cool.
4
Meanwhile, heat heavy cream just to a boil. Break chocolate into pieces; add to cream and stir until melted. Let cool; chill for 30 minutes, then whisk until thickened to a spreadable consistency.
5
Use a third of chocolate frosting to sandwich cakes. Spread the remainder over the whole cake. Sprinkle reserved grated white chocolate to garnish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
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