Double Down Chocolate Cake

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Sherry Peyton

By
@SherryPeyton

This one takes some time, but for that really special occasion, let them know you cared to make something beyond the norm. It is very moist, holds well over a few days, and the frosting (recipe will follow) is sublime.(based on Cook's Illustrated recipe) If you like this recipe, see others at mybestcookbook.wordpress.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
50 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

4 oz
unsweeted chocolate (4 squares)
1/4 c
cocoa powder
1/2 c
water
1/2 c
sugar
1 3/4 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
milk to which has been added 1 tsp vinegar
4
eggs, + 2 egg yolks
1 1/4 c
sugar
12 Tbsp
butter softened

How to Make Double Down Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Take the first 4 ingredients (choc's H20 and sugar) and place in a double boiler, melt the choc, stir until combined and let cool.
  • 2Add the dry ingredients together (flour, soda, salt) and whisk together. Add the vanilla to the milk in a separate container.
  • 3Beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer. Add the cooled chocolate, add the butter, mixing on low, and then add the flour mixture and milk mixture alternatively until all is incorporated.
  • 4Divide between 2 floured cake pans and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes and remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely. Frost when cool.
  • 5Frosting follows in my next posted recipe.

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About Double Down Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtag: #desserts