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Homemade chocolate cake, filled with cream cheese filling and frosted with a chocolate

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
  • 1 cup butter, 8 ounces
  • 1 3/4 cups cocoa powder, 5 ounces
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, 25 ounces
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
3.8/5 (281 Votes)

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Heat oven to 350*. Grease and flour 2 round cake pans

  • Frosting:
  • 12 Tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, very soft (plus extra for greasing pans)
  • 1 3/4 c. unbleached all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting pans)
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 c. cocoa
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 16 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 c. heavy cream (cold)
3.8/5 (14 Votes)

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Make the Cake 1. Preheat oven to 350

  • Cake
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Frosting
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp Instant coffee granules, optional
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Directions Preheat oven to 350º F

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk buttermilk, almond, or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable canola oil, or melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
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