Perfect Chocolate Cake

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Kim Wyatt

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@mscrybaby


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Serves:
8-10
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
cocoa
2 c
water, boiling
1 c
butter, softened
2 1/2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 3/4 c
cake flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

FILLING INGREDIENTS

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

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

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

How to Make Perfect Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

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