Devil's Food Cake With Orange Frosting

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-10

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Line two 9inch cake pans with waxed paper and grease. In a bowl, mix the cocoa and 3/4 cup boiling water until smooth. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until ight and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  • When the cocoa mixture is lukewarm, stir into the butter mixture.
  • Sift together the flour, baking saoda and baking powder twice. Fold into the cocoa mixture in three batches, alternating with the sour cream.
  • Pour into the pans. Bake until the cakes pull away from the pan 30-35 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes in pans, then remove from pans, cool on wire rack.
  • Thinly slice the orange rind strips. Blanch in boiling water, 1 minute.
  • For the frosting:
  • Place all ingredients in top of a double boiler or bowl set hot water. With electric mixer, beat until mixture holds soft peaks. Remove from heat and beat until thick enough to spread.
  • Sandwich the cake with frosting, then spread over the top and sides. Arrange rind on top.
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