ÜBER SCHOKOLADENKUCHEN

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Translation: Beyond Chocolate Cake!
This is a glorious chocolate cake, the ultimate in moistness. I'm thinking of substituting this for the usual boxed German Chocolate I usually make for my son's birthday this year. You could also call it: Death by Chocolate!
Recipe & photo: perfect10cookbooks.com


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
(1 stick) butter
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
2
1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
vinegar

FROSTING:

1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, softened
3 c
powdered sugar
3
1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp
vanilla extract
half and half, if necessary

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl or standing mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate.
2
In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, alternating. Stir in vanilla.
3
In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture. Mix just until blended. Do not over-mix!
4
Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then remove from pans. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely before frosting.
5
FOR FROSTING: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1 to 2 tsps. half-and-half.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #creamy, #moist, #rich