Delicious chocolate layer cake that melts in your mouth.

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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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  • Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool.

  • Frost with Chocolate Torte Frosting when completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts

317.9 calories; 5.4 g protein; 46 g carbohydrates; 58.9 mg cholesterol; 397.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
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 who tried it said, it's not 'gaggingly sweet' like they feel most chocolate cakes are. I also used the chocolate torte frosting as recommended, and sprinkled chopped pecans on top of the frosting in the middle layer. I will DEFINITELY be making this cake again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2009
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. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
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 who tried it said, it's not 'gaggingly sweet' like they feel most chocolate cakes are. I also used the chocolate torte frosting as recommended, and sprinkled chopped pecans on top of the frosting in the middle layer. I will DEFINITELY be making this cake again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2004
This cake was the best!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
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 you who don't know how to do the double boiler fill a large pan up with water to boil and put the mixing bowl containing the eggs and sugar on top of it then stir until it thickens. For the chocolate torte frosting I only used 3/4 cup sugar instead of 1 cup. And it still turned out very good! Yummy! You will also be satisfied with only 1 slice of cake. And it taste delicious with a glass of milk too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2008
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 bits in the recipe and didn't use any colouring so it looked like a vanilla cake with chocolate spots in it! All in all a good recipe although not your traditional spongy chocolate cake. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
Very easy recipe and makes a gorgeous cake that was perfect for my mum's birthday Read More
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