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Classic Chocolate Cake

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840Calories
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Classic Chocolate Cake

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Description

Layers of chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream frosting make this a chocolate lover’s dream come true. The recipe is the best of all worlds, with oil and cocoa powder in the cake for moistness and intense chocolate flavor, and butter and melted chocolate in the frosting so it’s rich and fudgy. For the best volume in the cake, set out the eggs and milk to come to room temperature before you begin. Note that the total time includes cooling. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Annalise Sandberg.

Ingredients

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12 SERVINGS
  • nonstick baking spray with flour (or use softened butter and all-purpose flour)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for cake, plus a pinch for frosting)
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk (divided, at room temperature; or a little more if needed for frosting)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (sifted to remove lumps)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
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    Directions

    1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack set in center. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray, or grease them with butter and dust with flour, shaking out excess. Line cake pan bottoms with parchment paper. (To cut parchment the right size, set a pan on top of parchment and trace around it with a pencil, then cut out the round with scissors.)
    2. Sift flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, instant espresso powder (if using), and 1/2 tsp. salt through a large-mesh strainer or sifter into a large bowl. Set aside.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, 1 1/4 cups milk, and the vegetable oil until eggs are blended.
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    840Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories840Calories from Fat400
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat44g68%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat0.5g
    Cholesterol95mg32%
    Sodium350mg15%
    Potassium320mg9%
    Protein9g18%
    Calories from Fat400
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate114g38%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars85g170%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C
    Calcium8%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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