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Chocolate Butter Cake

15 mins

(2) 8 inch rounds

Recipe you are creating:

Chocolate Butter Cake

This dense and delicious chocolate butter cake is made from scratch and super moist!

Ice with a chocolate whipped cream to compliment the denseness of the cake!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour

  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 sticks butter, diced, at room temperature

  • 1 cup whole or low-fat milk

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Recipe Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 8 inch cake pans with cooking spray. Dust with flour.

  2. Shift the dry ingredients together into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the butter and 1/2 cup of the milk.

  3. Using the whisk attachment, mix on medium speed for about four minutes or until the mixture is smooth.  Scrap the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.

  4. Blend the eggs, egg whites, vanilla and remaining milk in a separate bowl.

  5. Add the wet ingredients into the batter in three additions. Beat for two minutes on medium speed after you add, and scrape down the bowl between each addition.

  6. Divide the batter evenly between the 8 inch pans.

  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The layers are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. Allow cake to cool in pans.

  9. Remove from pans and ice with your favorite buttercream, or chocolate whipped cream.

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted



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