SPECIAL-OCCASION CHOCOLATE CAKE
This cake won grand champion at the 2000 Alaska State Fair, and you will see why once you taste it. My decadent chocolate cake boasts a luscious ganache filling and fudge buttercream frosting. -Cindi DeClue, Anchorage, Alaska
Provided by Taste of Home
Yield 16 servings.
Number Of Ingredients 22
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water; set aside to cool completely. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, beating well after each addition. , Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely., For ganache, place chocolate in a bowl. In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, bring cream and sugar to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk gently until smooth. Allow to cool until it reaches a spreadable consistency, stirring occasionally., For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth., Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with second layer and 1 cup ganache; sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds. Top with third layer; frost top and sides of cake. Warm ganache until pourable; pour over cake, allowing some to drape down the sides. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 736 calories, Fat 39g fat (22g saturated fat), Cholesterol 125mg cholesterol, Sodium 454mg sodium, Carbohydrate 86g carbohydrate (63g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 8g protein.
CHOCOLATETOWN SPECIAL CAKE (CHOCOLATE CAKE)
Very rich because of the addition of buttermilk. I like to use Recipe #261024 for the icing. Or Recipe #95416 if I need to decorate the cake.
Provided by Marg CaymanDesigns
Yield 12 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 10
- In small bowl combine cocoa and boiling water, set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease and flour 2 9-inch round pans. (Don't use 8-inch pans or they will overflow!).
- Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, beat well.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour into prepared pans.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until they test done. Cool and frost with a icing of your choice.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 331.1, Fat 13.2, SaturatedFat 3.6, Cholesterol 36.3, Sodium 295.9, Carbohydrate 50.4, Fiber 1.8, Sugar 30.7, Protein 5.1
SPECIAL CHOCOLATE CAKE I
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Combine and sift together 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a small bowl, blend together eggs, oil, 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla; combine with dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and then stir in one cup cold coffee (may use instant coffee). Batter will be very thin but it bakes into a rich, dark, moist cake.
- Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for about 40 minutes.
- To Make Whipped Cream Frosting: Combine 1/4 cup flour and 1 cup milk, adding milk slowly and beating until smooth. Set over moderate heat and stir constantly until thickened. Set aside to chill completely. Combine 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening beating until light and fluffy; stir in well cooled flour-milk mixture and beat at high speed until thick and creamy. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts : Calories 362.7 calories, Carbohydrate 47.5 g, Cholesterol 36.4 mg, Fat 18.7 g, Fiber 1.6 g, Protein 4 g, SaturatedFat 6.3 g, Sodium 352.8 mg, Sugar 33.5 g
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