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Triple Chocolate Cake


Triple Chocolate Cake

Triple Chocolate Cake

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Makes 1 (9-inch) layer cake

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream
Chocolate Ganache Filling
Easy Chocolate Frosting

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until blended. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk and sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  2. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely. Cut each cake layer in half horizontally.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Chocolate Ganache Filling and Easy Chocolate Frosting. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 of filling. Repeat layers two more times. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread frosting over cake. Garnish as desired.

Easy Chocolate Frosting

Beat 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add 4 cups powdered sugar and 3/4 cup cocoa alternately with 1/2 cup milk; beat until smooth. Stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Makes about 3 cups.

Chocolate Ganache Filling

Bring 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved. Place 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips in medium bowl; pour cream mixture over chocolate and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth; let stand 15 minutes or until filling reaches desired consistency. (Filling will thicken as it cools.) Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice cake (1/12 of total recipe)
Sodium 522 mg
Protein 8 g
Fiber 5 g
Carbohydrate 102 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Saturated Fat 22 g
Total Fat 37 g
Calories from Fat 43 %
Calories 728

Dietary Exchange

Fat 5
Starch 7

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