Collector's Cocoa Cake

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter and flour (2) 8-inch or 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute on medium speed of mixer.
  • Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with water to butter to mixture, beating until well blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes for 8" layers or 30-35 for 9" layers or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frost with One-Bowl Butter cream Frosting or Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting.
  • One Bowl Buttercream Frosting:
  • Beat butter in medium bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beat to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed.).
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • About 2 cups frosting.
  • Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • Gradually stir milk into flour in small saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until very thick.
  • Transfer to medium bowl; press plastic wrap directly on surface.
  • Cool to room temperature, about 1/2 hour.(If you are going to use this frosting - make it while you bake the cake.
  • Add sugar, peanut butter, shortening, vanilla and salt.
  • Beat on high speed of mixer until frosting becomes fluffy and sugar is completely dissolved.
  • About 3 cups frosting.
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