Chocolate Layer Cake with Fudge Icing

jennifer - Posted on 02 March 2009

Chocolate Layer Cake with Fudge IcingI was going to my girlfriend's mom's house for dinner tonight and I offered to make dessert, so my girlfriend told me to make anything as long as it has lots of chocolate in it.  So I decided to satisfy her craving with this chocolate layer cake with fudge icing.  As it turned out, my girlfriend forgot to tell her mom that I was bringing over a cake so her mom also made a chocolate cake and everyone had two slices of each chocolate cake for dessert tonight and we are all very full and satisfied  The cake worked out well, it had nice moist layers that went well with the sweet and hard fudge icing.  I cut the cake into four layers and didn't quite have enough icing because of that but if I were to make it again I would double the icing recipe or only make the cake with two layers.  I got the cake recipe from a little Canadian Living booklet called The Best of Chocolate,  so I've posted below for you and I got the recipe for the icing here from allrecipes.Chocolate Layer Cake with Fudge Icing

Chocolate Layer Cake with Fudge Icing

1 Cup butter, softened
1 1/2 Cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Cups buttermilk

1) Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 9in round baking pans and line with parchment paper
2) In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla (scraping sides of bowl when necessary)
Chocolate Layer Cake with Fudge Icing3) In a seperate bowl mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
4) Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture beginning and ending with flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition.  (it should be 3 additions of the flour mixture and 2 additions of the buttermilk)
5) Pour batter evenlt into each prepared pan and bake for 30-35min or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (mine took only 29min)
6) Cool in pan on racks for 20min then remove cakes from pan and let cool on rack completely
7) Cut cakes in half to make four layers or leave how they are for just a two layer cake
8) Ice each layer, stacking them on top of each other, then ice top of cake and sides.


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