Exquisite Chocolate Cake

1
Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

This is the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. Moist & tender!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 servings
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 box
    duncan hines devils food cake
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 pkg
    3.9oz. instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 medium
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    oil (i use canola)
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp
    hersheys chocolate syrup
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • CREAMIEST CHOCOLATE BUTTER FROSTING

  • 2 pkg
    12oz. ghiradeli semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 6 Tbsp
    hersheys dark cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp
    boiling water
  • 1 1/2 c
    3 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners sugar

How to Make Exquisite Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. In the bowl of your standard mixer, combine the first nine ingredients and beat on low speed about 1 minute. Then beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Spread evenly into 2 8-inch round cake pans that have parchment in bottom and grease sides with butter crisco.
  2. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until cooked in center when tested with toothpick. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Frosting-In the top of a double boiler melt your chocolate chips over small amount of simmering water in lower pot. When melted removed from heat and let cool about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, dissolve cocoa in boiling water, let cool.
  4. In the bowl of your mixer, beat softened butter and confectioners sugar until fluffy. Add the melted chocolate chips and beat on low speed until combined scrape down the sides of your bowl. Beat in the cooled cocoa mixture.
  5. Place one of your chocolate cake layers on a cake plate or platter and spread with creamy frosting place second layer on and frost sides and top to complete. This frosting stays as creamy as when you put it on the cake. Just the best!

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About Exquisite Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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