Chocolate Lover's Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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Very rich and very very chocolaty!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake

Ingredients

  • 8 (1 ounce) squares baking chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup cold coffee

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Chocolate Buttercream Icing:

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares baking chocolate

  • cup cold coffee

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed

  • 1 cup butter, softened

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 9-inch round baking pans.

  2. Combine 8 ounces baking chocolate and 2 tablespoons cream in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Beat 1 cup butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy; mix in sour cream, 1 cup coffee, eggs, and vanilla extract. Slowly beat in melted chocolate mixture until combined.

  4. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined and smooth. Pour batter into the 3 prepared baking pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  6. Heat 1/2 cup cream and 4 ounces baking chocolate together in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in 1/3 cup coffee. Refrigerate mixture until completely cooled, about 30 minutes.

  7. Beat confectioners' sugar and 1 cup butter into cooled chocolate mixture in a large bowl until fluffy; add more confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is reached.

  8. Place 1 cake on a serving platter; spread icing on top of cake. Repeat layering with remaining cake and icing; spread icing on top and sides of entire layered cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

609 Calories
42g Fat
63g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 609
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 324mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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