Chocolate Butter Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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Serves: 16 servings
  • Cake
  • 11 Tbsp SACO Premium Cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2¼ cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • Frosting
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and at room temperature
  1. Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Grease two 9” cake pans.
  4. Line bottoms of pans with parchment (or waxed) paper that has also been greased and floured.
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together the Saco Premium Baking Cocoa and boiling water until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  6. In another bowl lightly combine eggs, ¼ of the Cocoa mixture and vanilla.
  7. In a large mixing bowl combine the remaining dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend.
  8. Add the butter and remaining cocoa mixture.
  9. Increase to medium speed and beat for 1½ minutes, scraping down sides.
  10. Gradually add the egg mixture in three batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.
  11. Pour batter into prepared pans and smooth with spatula.
  12. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  13. Let cakes cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
  14. Loosen around the sides of cakes and invert onto greased wire racks.
  15. Frosting (Have a greased 2 cup glass measure near the range.
  16. In a bowl beat the yolks with an electric mixer until light in color.
  17. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and corn syrup in a small non-stick pan; heat stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a rolling boil.
  18. Immediately, transfer the syrup to the glass measuring cup to stop the cooking.
  19. Using an electric hand held mixer, beat the syrup into the yolks in a steady stream.
  20. Don’t allow syrup to fall on the beaters or they will spin it onto the sides of the bowl.
  21. Continue this until the last of the syrup has been added, using a rubber spatula to remove the last of the syrup.
  22. Continue beating, mixture must be completely cold before adding butter.
  23. Gradually beat in butter and then add cooled chocolate.
  24. Place in an airtight bowl. Bring to room temperature before using.
  25. Rebeat to restore texture before frosting cake layers.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 574 Fat: 38g Saturated fat: 23g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 60g Sugar: 37g Sodium: 220mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 196mg
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