I am of the belief that you can never have too much chocolate, so this is heavenly to me. Chocolate Chocolate and more chocolate! You might need a glass of milk!
Dark Chocolate Cake:
3/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa
1½ cups boiling water
2¼ cups flour
1½ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two 9″ round cake pans and sprinkle with flour. Put cocoa in medium bowl, pour boiling water over, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in separate bowl; set aside.
In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake 25 to 28 minutes. Cool completely.
Chocolate Cream Filling:
2 1/2 Tbl flour
2 Tbl unsweetened dark cocoa
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Whisk together flour, cocoa, and half-and-half in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Spoon mixture into small bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap, pressing wrap onto surface, and let stand 30 minutes or until cool.
Beat butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add cooled cocoa mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until mixture is consistency of whipped cream. Spread evenly on top of one layer of the cake (cut horizontally across top of cake if there is too much of a dome). Place second layer on top. Cover and place in refrigerator while making the frosting.
Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
3½ cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
4-5 Tbl half-and-half
Whip butter with electric mixer until light in color and creamy. Mix in powdered sugar, cocoa, and enough half-and-half to make your perfect frosting consistency. Whip thoroughly to make it light and creamy. Frost top and sides of cake.
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