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The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janet Boehm
Added: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
1 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons salt
4 large eggs
1 cups buttermilk
1 cups warm water
cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
1 cups butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
7-8 cups powdered sugar
about cup milk (as needed

Directions:
Directions:
For the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter three 9-inch cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.

Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.

Divide batter among the three pans. I found that it took just over 3 cups of the batter to divide it evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean).

Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool.

For the Frosting:
In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results
Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 (9-inch) rounds
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes for cake, 10 minutes for frosting
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The better quality cocoa powder you use the better the cake will taste. If you use an extra dark cocoa it will result in a much darker, almost black frosting.

 

 

 

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