Chocolate Chip Cake With Chocolate Frosting

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READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter and flour 2 (9 inch) round cake pans.
  • Mix 2 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Toss 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips with remaining 2 T flour; reserve.
  • In bowl on medium-high speed, beat 1 cup butter and sugar until fluffy, 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Beat in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
  • Alternately beat in flour mixture with milk.
  • Stir in reserved flour-chocolate chips mixture.
  • Divide evenly between pans.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Transfer from pans to racks.
  • Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in microwave-safe bowl, microwave remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips on high, stirring often, until melted, about 1 minute.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature, 10 minutes.
  • On medium, beat remaining 1 cup butter until fluffy; beat in melted chocolate, then gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, until fluffy.
  • Place one cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting.
  • Top with remaining cake layer.
  • Spread cake top and side with remaining frosting.
  • If desired, press additional chocolate chips along bottom edge of cake.
  • Cover top with Kisses and Hugs candies.
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