ÜBER SCHOKOLADENKUCHEN

1
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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make ÜBER SCHOKOLADENKUCHEN

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.

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About ÜBER SCHOKOLADENKUCHEN

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




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