Dark Chocolate 2-Layer Cake

Dark Chocolate 2-Layer Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 406.7
  • Total Fat: 16.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.7 mg
  • Sodium: 337.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 65.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Delicious chocolate cake from scratch Delicious chocolate cake from scratch
Number of Servings: 16


    1/2 cup shortening
    2 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    4 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
    2 cups sifted cake flour
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    3/4 cup water
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Chocolate Filling:
    2 tbsp cornstarch
    1/2 cup sugar
    dash of salt
    1/2 cup water
    1 tbsp unsalted butter
    2 (1-oz) squares semisweet chocolate

    16 oz (1lb) Hershey's Chocolate Icing


Use icing of your choice to cut down on sugar


Line bottom of two greased 9-in round cake pans with wax paper. Heat oven to 350degrees

Cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate mixing well.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually add the chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Add water, mixing well; stir in vanilla.

Pour batter evenly into pans. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of pans comes out clean.

Cool pans and cool completely on wire racks. Peel off wax paper.

Chocolate Filling:
Comine cornstarch, sugar, salt, and water into a small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add butter and chocolate; stir until melted and smooth. Cool until it does not run-can easily place finger in without burning.

Putting cake together:
Place larger of two cakes on cake stand round part down. Spread chocolate filling on flat side of cake. Place second cake, flat side on chocolate filling. Spread chocolate icing all over cake.

Serving Size:16 Slices

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    Very Good
    tasty - 10/9/20

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    Nice - 8/21/20

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    Nice recipe - 8/20/20

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    Delicious...... - 12/26/19