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Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

Classic Chocolate Layer Cake
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350º F. Butter two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans and line the bottom of each with a round of parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the butter and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add to the flour mixture and, using an electric mixer, mix until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then the sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pans for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
  5. Transfer one of the cakes to a platter and spread with ¾ cup of the frosting. Top with the remaining cake and spread with the remaining frosting.
By April, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 1306Calories From Fat 767
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 135g
  • Sugar 100g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Fat 86g
  • Sat Fat 54g
  • Calcium 61mg
  • Iron 5mg
  • Sodium 435mg
  • Cholesterol 213mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Toothpicks
To transport a cake, insert a dozen toothpicks along the edge and tent plastic wrap or foil over the top.

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