Perfect Chocolate Cake

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Kim Wyatt



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  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    water, boiling
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 4
  • 2 3/4 c
    cake flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar, well sifted

  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 1/2 c
    powdered sugar, well sifted

How to Make Perfect Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour 3 9" round cake pans.
  2. Combine cocoa and boiling water, stir until smooth, then set aside.
  3. Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternating with cocoa mixture, beating at low speed of an electric mixer, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in the vanilla - Do not overbeat.
  6. Pour in pans and bake 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool pans 10 minutes, then remove the cake from pans; cool completely.
  8. Spread filling between layers; spread frosting on top and sides - Chill until serving time.
  9. Filling: Beat whipping cream and vanilla until foamy.
  10. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.
  11. Chill.
  12. Yield: 2 cups
  13. Frosting: Combine chocolate, half and half, and butter in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring until chocolate melts.
  14. Remove from heat; add powdered sugar, mixing well.
  15. Set saucepan in ice, and beat at low speed of an electric mixer until the frosting holds its shape and loses its gloss.
  16. Add a few more drops of half and half if needed to make spreading consistency.
  17. Yield: 2 1/2 cups

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About Perfect Chocolate Cake

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

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