• 12servings
  • 25minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsCarbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsH, D
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Potassium, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 cup less

  3. 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  4. 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  6. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter , softened

  7. 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  8. 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  9. 2 large eggs

  10. 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

  11. For the frosting and Garnish

  12. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter , softened

  13. 1 cup confectioners' sugar , sifted

  14. 3 ounces (3 squares) unsweetened chocolate , melted

  15. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  16. Tips

  17. chocolate shavings

  18. To make chocolate shavings , scrape a vegetable peeler along the edge of a piece of semisweet chocolate that is at room temperature.

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line bottoms of two 9-inch round cake pans with waxed paper. Grease paper and sides of pans. Dust with flour.

  2. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.

  3. At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and buttermilk into butter mixture just until blended. Divide batter equally between prepared pans.

  4. Bake cakes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pans to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto racks. Remove paper. Turn layers top-side up and cool completely.

  5. To prepare frosting, beat butter and confectioners’ sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; continue beating until shiny and smooth.

  6. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread frosting on top and sides of cake. Let cake stand for at least 30 minutes before sprinkling with chocolate shavings and slicing.


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