Chocolatier Classic Chocolate Cake and Creamy Chocolate Frosting

"This recipe comes from inside the wrapper of a Nestle Chocolatier Premium Baking Chocolate, Dark Chocolate 53% Cacao Bar. Preparation time does not include time to cool down before frosting the cake."
photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then grease & flour two 9" round baking pans or one 13"x9" baking pan.
  • FOR THE CAKE, in small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda & salt.
  • In large mixer bowl, beat together sugar, butter & vanilla extract.
  • Add eggs to butter mixture, & beat 1 minute.
  • To the butter mixture, add melted, cooled chocolate, & beat.
  • Alternately beat flour mixture & milk into butter mixture.
  • Spoon & spread into prepared baking pan(s).
  • Bake 25-30 minutes FOR THE TWO ROUND PANS, or 30-32 minutes FOR THE 13"x9" PAN, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • If using round pans, cool 20 minutes, then invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.
  • FOR THE FROSTING, microwave butter & chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe mixer bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds.
  • Stir, & if parts remain unmelted, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Beat 1 cup powdered sugar, vanilla & salt into chocolate mixture until creamy.
  • Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar alternately with milk until smooth.
  • Frost the cake before serving.

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  1. weekend cooker
    A VERY DELISH OF A CAKE!!! Made this in a 13x9 pan for darling wife b day, and SOOOOO chocalatey. We loved the moistness, texture, and definately the chocolate flavor. Keeping this one. Made for Gimme 5 !!
  2. klkscanner
    I had a different cake recipe so just made the frosting. I too had to make extra to cover a 2-layer cake, but it was AWESOME. I did add a touch of whipped cream to make it a little more spreadable, since I'm frosting-application-challenged. Thanks Syd!
  3. Realtor by day, Chef by night
    Thanks for posting this! We LOVED it! I only used the cake part because I needed a great chocolate cake for my little girl's 6th birthday. She wanted a chocolate Little Mermaid cake. It turned out so light and fluffy plus it was very moist and delicious! What a great cake. I used semi-sweet chocolate because that's what I had on hand. It was just perfect. Thanks, Syd!
  4. busyozmum
    This cake is wonderful. Light, fluffy and chocolaty. It's fortunate that the batter made it into the oven as it was so delicious at this stage. Just like a chocolate mousse. Yumm! This cake was easy to prepare if melting the chocolate in the microwave. My 10 yo son declared it "The best cake EVER!" Thanks for the recipe. This was made for the Aust/NZ Recipe swap #25, Feb 2009.
  5. CookingONTheSide
    I think it's the flavor of this cake that is really outstanding; it is just right. It didn't take long at all for my family and guests to make this cake disappear. I thought it would be a "darker" chocolate cake since we use the dark chocolate, but it really wasn't for me. I made a double layer cake and the frosting was "just" enough to frost the whole cake. So, if you like a lot of frosting, I suggest you make a little extra.



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