Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

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      3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
      21/3 cups boiling water
      21/2 cups all-purpose flour
      2 tsp baking soda
      3/4 tsp salt
      11/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
      21/3 cups sugar
      3 large eggs
      2 tsp vanilla extract frosting
      8 oz white chocolate, melted as pkg directs, cooled to room temperature
      31/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
      6 oz cream cheese, softened
      5 Tbsp stick butter, softened
      11/2 Tbsp lemon juice
      Garnish: Chocolate Curls (see directions)
      PREPARATION
      1.

      Position racks to divide oven in thirds. Heat to 350°F. Coat three 9-in.

      or 8 x 2-in. round cake pans with nonstick spray. Line bottoms with wax paper.

      2. Stir cocoa and boiling water in a medium bowl until smooth; let cool.

      3. Meanwhile mix next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat next 4 ingredients with mixer on high speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.

      Add cool cocoa; beat until blended. Scrape bowl. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just to blend, scraping bowl once.

      Spoon into prepared pans; smooth surfaces. Stagger pans on oven racks.

      4. Bake 24 to 31 minutes (depending on pan size) until a wooden pick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes.

      Run knife around edges; invert on rack, remove paper and cool completely.

      5. Frosting: Beat ingredients on low speed to blend. Increase speed to high; beat 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

      6. To assemble: Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, bottom side up. Spread with 1/3 the Frosting.

      Repeat with remaining layers, swirling frosting on top. Garnish with Chocolate Curls.

      Chocolate Curls Line mini loaf pan or make a 31/2 x 2 x 11/4-in. pan with a double thickness foil. Melt 4 oz white chocolate, pour into pan; chill until firm.

      Peel off foil. Soften at room temperature 30 minutes. Pull a swivel-blade vegetable peeler along side of bar to form curls (if curls break, soften chocolate more).

      Repeat with 4 oz milk chocolate.

    • #415879

      This sounds so good! I will definately give this one a try after Lent 🙂

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Frosting