Perfect Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream Filling

Recipe by Marie
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For Cake: Combine cocoa with boiling water and mix with a whisk, then cool completely.
  • In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 3 9" layer cake pans.
  • In large bowl of electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla at high speed for 5 minutes.
  • At low speed, beat in flour mixture in 4ths alternately with cocoa mixture in 3rds.
  • Begin and end with flour mixture.
  • Do not overbeat.
  • Divide evenly in prepared pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove and cool on rack.
  • For Filling: Whip cream, add sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat until thick.
  • For Frosting: In medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips, cream and butter.
  • Stir over medium heat until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and blend in powdered sugar with a whisk.
  • In a bowl over ice, beat until it holds its shape.
  • To assemble Cake: Place 1 layer top side down on large plate and spread with half the whipped cream.
  • Place 2nd layer top side down on whipped cream and spread remaining whipped cream on top.
  • Place 3rd cake layer on top, top side up.
  • Frost sides and top of cake with chocolate frosting.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer before serving.
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