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Swiss Chocolate Cake

"Delicious chocolate layer cake that melts in your mouth."
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Ingredients

servings 318 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9 inch layer cake)

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Directions

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  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. Stir butter just to soften, and add to flour mixture. Add 1 cup milk until all flour is dampened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed, or 300 vigorous strokes by hand.
  3. Add to the flour mixture eggs, vanilla, melted chocolate, food coloring, and remaining 1/4 cup milk. Beat 1 minute in mixer, or 150 strokes by hand. Line the bottoms of two 9 inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool.
  5. Frost with Chocolate Torte Frosting when completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 318 calories; 13.7 g fat; 46 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; 59 mg cholesterol; 397 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Absolutely delicious! This cake is silky smooth as can be, fairly dense and moist yet not 'heavy' or too rich. I think that's due in part to the cake flour and in part to the sifting. As the men...

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Dry and heavy. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but I make all my cakes from scratch and never had one turn out like this.

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Absolutely delicious! This cake is silky smooth as can be, fairly dense and moist yet not 'heavy' or too rich. I think that's due in part to the cake flour and in part to the sifting. As the men...

This cake was the best!!!!!!!!!

I try this cake at home for my friends this was my first time doing it from scratch it was very good and it melts in your mouth and my friends love it I am going to try this recipe often

This is the first time making this cake and I made this cake today for my husband's birthday and it turned out beautifully. Very good and rich! And I don't even cook or bake often. For those of ...

Dry and heavy. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but I make all my cakes from scratch and never had one turn out like this.

I used normal milk instead of condensed milk (was by accident) and baked it for an hour, did turn out quite fudge like. I also used raw sugar and that seemed to work ok. I put tiny chocolate bit...

This is a really good recipe for chocolate cake. I had made it last year at christmas time with candycanes sprinkled on top!! Everyone loved it.

This cake was very heavy and not what I was looking for. My husband thought it was brownies. It is also very rich. A small slice goes a long way. It did taste good however.

Very easy recipe and makes a gorgeous cake that was perfect for my mum's birthday