Monday, September 2, 2013

Chocolate Layer Cake #ChocolateParty

Chocolate cake!!!  I love chocolate cake. When Roxana announced that the September secret ingredient for the chocolate party wasn't really a secret ingredient but actually a favorite chocolate recipe I knew just what I wanted to make.

This isn't just any Chocolate Party posting though. This is the one year anniversary since the Chocolate Party started.  Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to Roxana’s home baking #chocolateparty and win amazing prizes from OXOCalphalonKeurigImperial SugarHoney Ridge Farms and Land O Lakes® Butter.

I don't get cake too often because Mr. J doesn't like it. We cannot share it at restaurants. And I rarely make cake at home.  It sits and stares me down until I eat the whole thing. This recipe uses unsweetened cocoa making for a rich dark chocolate taste. And the fact that it is a layer cake just makes it feel extra, super special.

So if you have something special coming up or if you just want some cake (Normally that is the case for me.) Then I hope you check out my favorite chocolate layer cake recipe.

Chocolate Layer Cake

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert chocolate cake
Ingredients (serves 8)
For the Cake:
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
For the Frosting:
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Sour Cream Glaze
Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together cocoa powder and boiling water until smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla; set aside.

In medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a stand mixer cream butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugars; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition.

Beat in one-third of the flour mixture on low speed just until combined after each addition. Beat in half of sour cream mixture. Mixture may look curdled. Beat in half of the remaining flour mixture, then the remaining sour cream mixture, and finally, the remaining flour mixture.

Gently fold in the chocolate mixture.

Divide batter between prepared pans, spread evenly. Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.

Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans. Let cool on wire rack. To assemble, place first cake layer on a serving plate. Pour 1-1/2 cups glaze over the top of the layer. Top frosted first layer with second cake layer, top side up. Pour remaining glaze on the top and sides of entire cake.
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  1. buahahaahahaaaa

    omg chocolate cake is so delicious it's EVIIIIL, yours looks goooorgeous!!!!!

  2. There really is nothing better than chocolate cake! It's comforting and makes me happy! Yours looks rich and incredible!

  3. Another wonderful chocolate cake to try! I know this one is fantastic! Thanks for kicking off the Chocolate Party this month!!!

  4. I may go into chocolate cake overload with this chocolate party... actually no I won't... bring it on! I love this luscious cake... how can I get a slice?


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