A secret-ingredient chocolate cake guaranteed to be moist and delicious. Use your favorite frosting.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 3-tiered 8-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease three 8-inch round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper.

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  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl.

  • Combine stout, vanilla extract, and espresso powder in separate bowl and stir.

  • Beat sugar and butter together in another bowl until creamy, scraping sides occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Beat in mayonnaise. Alternate adding the flour and stout mixtures, 1/3 at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in dark chocolate just until combined. Split batter between the 3 prepared pans and level out the tops.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cakes comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and flip onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 48.1g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 75.6mg; sodium 547.2mg. Full Nutrition
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