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CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

This was the birthday request from the birthday girl! Chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting. I decided that a Devil’s Food Cake with a Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting would be the perfect amount of chocolate-ness for the chocolate lovers in my home! This is a rich chocolate cake, that will end your chocolate cravings!

 

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CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE
Yield: Serves 8-10

CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the cake
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • !
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
  • 3 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350* F..
  3. Butter and lightly flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  4. Put cocoa, 3 Tbsp sugar, and 3 Tbsp water in small pan and cook over low heat until smooth and blended.
  5. Remove from heat,and stir in mil, set aside.
  6. Cream butter, add vanilla and 1/2 cup of sugar.
  7. Beat until light.
  8. Beat in egg yolks, and then add cocoa mixture, beating well.
  9. Mix flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda together, add to first mixture, and blend until smooth. Beat the egg whites separately until they are foamy, slowly add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, continue to beat until the whites are stiff but not dry.
  10. Fold the whites into the batter.
  11. Spread in pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out on racks.
  13. Cool completely before frosting
  14. !
  15. For The Frosting:
  16. In a the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment (paddle attachment works too. Whip butter on moderately high speed until very pale and fluffy (nearly white in color), about 6 - 8 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.
  17. Sift in cocoa powder then add in powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp milk and vanilla and mix on low speed until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed and adding up to 1 tbsp additional milk to thin if desired.
  18. Increase mixer to medium-high speed and whip mixture until pale and very fluffy about 4 - 5 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.

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Heidy L. McCallum

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous Chocolate Birthday Cake blog post with us on #PureBlogLove! I can't wait to see what you have instore for this Thursday! Have a great night XoXo Heidy

nettiemoore11

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Thank you Heidy! Nettie

nettiemoore11

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

It's never too late for dessert, but I am happy it made you drool! Nettie

dishofdailylife

Monday 20th of October 2014

Now you're making me want dessert and it's after 11 and I am drooling over this in bed! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays...hope to see you again this week!

KC the Kitchen Chopper

Monday 20th of October 2014

Nettie, I should be wanting dessert in about an hour. Hope you'll bring this to me! :) Thanks, at least, for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Pinned. Hope you'll stop by again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. https://www.theKitchenChopper.com

nettiemoore11

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

Anytime KC! Thank you for hosting, so happy you like my Birthday Cake! Nettie

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