Chocolate Layer Cake
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- 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 3/4 cup(s) butter or margarine softened
- 1 cup(s) packed brown sugar
- 1 cup(s) granulated sugar
- 3 whole(s) large eggs
- 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup(s) low-fat buttermilk
- 1 - Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 3 8-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease paper. Dust pans with flour.
- 2 - On another sheet of waxed paper, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter, brown and granulated sugars until blended. Increase speed to high; beat 5 minutes or until pale and fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to medium-low; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla until well blended. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beat just until batter is smooth, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
- 3 - Spoon batter evenly among prepared pans. If necessary, stagger pans on 2 oven racks, placing 2 on upper rack and 1 on lower rack, so that top pans are not directly above bottom one. Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. With small knife, loosen layers from sides of pans; invert onto wire racks. Carefully remove and discard waxed paper; cool completely, about 45 minutes. If you like, wrap layers well and store at room temperature up to 1 day or freeze up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before frosting cake.
- 4 - Meanwhile, prepare frosting.
- 5 - Assemble cake: Place 1 cake layer bottom side up on cake plate; spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top the second layer, bottom side up; spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Place remaining layer bottom side up on top. Spread remaining frosting over sides and top of cake.
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Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Cakes/Frostings