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Rich Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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Marnie Barlow-Medical Imaging
Added: Tuesday, April 11, 2006


1 box devils food cake mix
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup mayonnaise
3 large eggs
1 cup water
2-16 ounce containers prepared chocolate frosting
1/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1/2 large package heath bars, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly butter 2 8 inch round cake pans. Line bottom with parchment paper and butter the paper. Dust with flour and tap out excess. Set aside
Beat together first five ingredients on low speed until blended. Increase to hagh for 2 minutes. Divide the batter equally between prepared pans-spread evenly. Bake about 35 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in cake pans on wire racks for 20 minutes. Loosen cake from edges of pan and inver layers onto wire racks. Peel off parchment paper and cool completely.
In a large bowl whisk together frosting, sour cream and vanilla. Transfer 1 1/2 cup to medium bowl, set aside.
Using a serrated knife, split each cake layer in half, place one half on serving plate split side down. Place 1/3 of filling on top of layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle some almonds and heath pieces on top of layer. Repeat with remaining layers. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with almonds and heath pieces.




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