Rating: 4 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This decadent cake is creamy-smooth and buttery. It literally melts in your mouth and leaves you swooning for more! Sprinkle frosted cake with chocolate shavings.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer 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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  • Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl.

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  • In a separate bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and white and brown sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. At low speed, begin by adding a little of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Alternate with buttermilk until all are blended together. Start and end with flour.

  • Line bottoms of 2 9-inch pans with waxed paper; grease and flour. Pour batter in.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 25-30 minutes. Test with toothpick. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning onto racks to cool completely.

  • To Make Frosting: Cream together 3/4 cup butter and confectioners' sugar. Slowly add melted chocolate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 81.9g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 93.2mg; sodium 209.6mg. Full Nutrition
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