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Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

A cake to please all chocolate lovers--dark chocolate layers under a blanket of creamy white chocolate frosting.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2006

  • Yield: 1 (2-layer) cake
  • Cook time: 22 Minutes
  • Prep time: 37 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces sweet dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • White Chocolate Frosting


Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed after each addition. Pour batter into 2 greased parchment paper-lined 9" round cakepans.

Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread White Chocolate Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.


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