Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour 3- 9 inch cake pans.
  • Mix cocoa and boiling water, stir until smooth, set aside to cool.
  • Sift dry ingredients together, set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat butter sugar, eggs and vanilla together.
  • Alternately beat in the dry ingredients and the chocolate mixture.
  • Beat just until blended, do not overmix.
  • Pour batter into the three greased pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Remove cakes from oven and allow them to set for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • Prepare filling by beating together cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla until stiff.
  • Set aside.
  • Prepare frosting by melting the butter and chocolates together over low heat.
  • Stir in the cream and mix until smooth.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and place it in a large bowl filled with ice.
  • Using an electric hand held mixer or a whisk (trust me, the electric mixer will be much easier), beat in the confectioner's sugar until the frosting holds a stiff shape.
  • Chill.
  • Before you put the cake together, make sure that everything has completely cooled.
  • Divide the filling in two and spread it between the layers.
  • Frost sides and top with the chocolate icing.
  • Don't worry if some of the filling oozes out the sides while you are frosting them, just mix it into the frosting.
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