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Do you like Sweet Tea?

Do you like Sweet Tea?

I love sweet tea. However long ago my grandparents started making with sweet n low. Traditionally it is made with a simple syrup. While I can’t really drink tea that sweet anymore, I’ve often wondered what it would be like in cake form. Well here…

Red Velvet Cake or Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cake or Cupcakes

This is a repost of this recipe but let’s be honest; you can never read a red velvet cake recipe too many times. This recipe is an original from my family, in Georgia, so you know it’s good! I want you to pay attention to…

Really Good Chocolate Cake

Really Good Chocolate Cake

Today is #NationalChocolateCakeDay ! It’s the perfect holiday and great reason to make a heavenly chocolate cake. Enjoy my go to recipe!

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Really Good Chocolate Cake

This is three full layers of cake, not one cake cut into three layers! With lots of rich milk chocolate frosting between and all around. Oh yeah!
Course: Endings
Cuisine: American, kids

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 4-oz. bar unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Milk Chocolate Frosting

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate candy bars melted

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and Flour three 9" round cake pans.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  • In a large heatproof bowl, combine the unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Heat the water and butter in a pot over medium heat until butter is melted but water is simmering not boiling.
  • Pour hot liquid over chocolate and cocoa mixture and stir to combine and melted and smooth.
  • Add the sugar and mix to combine. Make sure chocolate mixture has cooled then add the eggs, one at a time and use a hand mixer to just combine. Add vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture alternating with the buttermilk, finish with the flour, being sure to scrape down the sides. Don’t over mix.
  • Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake 20-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes, then invert and cool on rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand up mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and slowly add the sugar. Be sure to scrape down the sides. Drizzle in melted, cooled chocolate until evenly combined
  • Frost each layer with about ¾ cup frosting and between each layer. Use remaining frosting to frost whole outer cake.
  • Melt additional chocolate candy bars and drizzle over the top of frosted cake for decoration.