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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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It is best to prepare the lemon cream in advance

  • CAKE:
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE FILLING:
  • 42 grams white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • LEMON CREAM:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 1/2 lemons, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/8 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced and softened
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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CHOCO CHIP COOKIE DOUGH LAYER CAKE

  • For the Cake:
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter (for greasing the cake pans)
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 For the Edible Cookie Dough cups For the Edible Cookie Dough vanilla bean ice cream For the Edible Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • For the Frosting:
  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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Cut into this Halloween cake and you'll find a chocolate layer and an orange layer

  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 10 drops yellow food coloring
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Candy corn for garnish
4.4/5 (42 Votes)

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A most moist, deliciously decadent Milk-Chocolate Frosted Layer Cake for your next get together or sweet tooth atta

  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 pounds milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • Shaved milk chocolate, for garnish optional
4.4/5 (31 Votes)

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Martha Stewart Living, May 2006 Yield Serves 10 to 12

  • Pastry Cream:
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more, softened, for pans
  • 9 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1 cup for syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 3 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Pesticide-free fern and geranium leaves, for decorating (optional)
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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Many chocolate-caramel cakes barely contain enough caramel flavor to merit the name

  • Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (2 1/4 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel Filling
  • 1 1/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 —1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt (optional)
3.7/5 (89 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
0/5 (0 Votes)

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