A rich, thick, completely double chocolate layer cake that is constructed from scratch. This is a cake that never gets old in any gathering.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

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  • Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a large bowl of an electric mixer. Add melted chocolate mixture, buttermilk, and eggs. Beat on low speed for 1 minute; increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Divide batter between the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cakes spring back when gently pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes; invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, bring cream just to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips; mix until frosting is smooth and starts to thicken.

  • Place 1 cooled cake layer on a cake plate. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer. Frost the top and sides with remaining frosting.

Nutrition Facts

650 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 85.3g; fat 32.8g; cholesterol 119.4mg; sodium 690.2mg. Full Nutrition
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