Chocolate Cake With Coffee Frosting and Crushed Cookies

Chocolate Cake With Coffee Frosting and Crushed Cookies
Christopher Baker
Decorate the sides with crushed chocolate wafer cookies to add crunchy texture and another layer of chocolate flavor.

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Serves 12
preparation
45
minutes
cooking
150
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pans
3/4
cup
unsweetened cocoa powder, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pans
2
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1
teaspoon
baking powder
1
teaspoon
baking soda
1
teaspoon
kosher salt
1 1/2
cups
sugar
2
teaspoons
pure vanilla extract
3
large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2
cups
whole milk
1
recipe
Coffee Frosting
2
cups
crushed chocolate wafer cookies

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, line the bottoms with parchment, butter again, and dust with cocoa, tapping out the excess. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch pans and 25 to 30 minutes for 9-inch pans. Cool the cakes in the pans for 15 minutes, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.
  5. Transfer one of the cooled cakes to a plate and spread with 1 to 1½ cups of the frosting. Top with the remaining cake and spread the top and sides with the remaining frosting. Using the palm of your hand, gently press the cookies into the sides of the cake.
Dawn Perry
April 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 463
  • Fat 52 g
  • Sat Fat 32 g
  • Cholesterol 179 mg
  • Sodium 469 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Carbohydrate 97 g
  • Sugar 69 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Calcium 80 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.