Perfectly Chocolate Cake

by foodlikecake

I promised you a cake yesterday so here it is! The cake itself is very dense and moist so the light, fluffy vanilla buttercream compliments it perfectly.

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Ingredients: Cake (From Hershey)

2 cups sugar

1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk (I used whole)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

2 cups unsalted butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Ganache

9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup heavy cream

Recipe: Cake

Heat oven to 350F. Grease two 9×9 cake pans and cut parchment paper circles for the bottom.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla, beat until combined well. (About two minutes) Stir in boiling water, the batter will be pretty thin- don’t worry about it.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes, transfer to wire racks and then prepare frosting.

Frosting

Mix softened butter and sugar in a bowl for three minutes, or until the butter is light and fluffy. Beat in whipping cream and vanilla until fluffy.

Frost inside and sides of cake.

Ganache

Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. Place cream (in a medium saucepan) over medium heat until it boils. Then pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth.

Let cool for a few minutes and pour over frosted cake.

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Enjoy!

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