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Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 57 Mins
Yield
Serves 18 (serving size: 1 piece)
Oxmoor House

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, coat bottoms of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Line pans with wax paper; coat wax paper with cooking spray.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. combine flour, 3/4 cup cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Combine buttermilk and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a 2-cup glass measure. Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Gradually add egg substitute; beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Step 4

Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 38 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Invert cakes onto wire racks, and cool completely.

Step 5

To prepare chocolate frosting, place cream cheese and milk in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at low speed until smooth. Beat at high speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate; beat well. Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; gradually add sugar mixture to cheese mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat well 1 minute or until very creamy.

Step 6

Remove wax paper from cake. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with second cake layer, spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

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