Very rich and very very chocolaty!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Chocolate Buttercream Icing:

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

609 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 63g 20% DV; fat 41.8g 64% DV; cholesterol 103.3mg 34% DV; sodium 399.9mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2015
Very rich! So yummy. A popular request when I bake for birthdays. The ingredient list includes 3/4 C cocoa powder but it is not included in the recipe?? Leave it out. I made the recipe with it and without. If you add it to the flour mixture the batter is too thick and takes longer to cook and is more like a muffin texture (I make the recipe into cupcakes) Read More
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