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The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake is here. Moist, chocolatey perfection. This is the chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming of!

Prep
Cook
Serves 12people
Ingredients
Cake
butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
3
cups all-purpose flour
3
cups granulated sugar
1 1/2
cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1
tbsp baking soda
1 1/2
tsp baking powder
1 1/2
tsp salt
4
large eggs
1 1/2
cups buttermilk
1 1/2
cups warm water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
2
tsp vanilla extract
Frosting
1 1/2
cups butter, softened
8
oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3
tsp vanilla extract
7-8
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup milk (as needed)
Directions
Cake
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.
Butter three 9-inch cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess. (see cooking lesson below)
3.
Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
4.
Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
5.
Divide batter among the three pans. I found that it took just over 3 cups of the batter to divide it evenly.
6.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean).
7.
Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool completely.
8.
Frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
Frosting
1.
In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results
2.
Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
3.
Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.
Notes
1.
In the photos above, an extra dark cocoa powder was used in the frosting. Extra dark cocoa will result in a much darker, almost black frosting.

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