How to Prepare Delicious A Very, Very Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake

A Very, Very Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake.

A Very, Very Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake

You can have A Very, Very Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake using 21 ingredients and 19 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of A Very, Very Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake

  1. You need of For the chocolate cake.
  2. You need 1 1/2 cups of ap flour.
  3. It’s 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa.
  4. It’s 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar.
  5. It’s 1 1/4 tsp of baking soda.
  6. It’s 3/4 tsp of baking powder.
  7. You need 1 tsp of kosher salt.
  8. Prepare 3/4 cup of buttermilk.
  9. It’s 1/2 cup of water.
  10. Prepare 1/4 cup of canola oil.
  11. You need 1 of tblsp espresso powder.
  12. It’s 2 of eggs.
  13. Prepare 1 tsp of vanilla.
  14. You need of For the chocolate buttercream frosting.
  15. Prepare 3 sticks of softened butter.
  16. Prepare 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa.
  17. It’s 1/2 cup of whole milk.
  18. You need 1/2 tsp of kosher salt.
  19. It’s 1 of tblsp espresso powder.
  20. You need 5 cups of confectioners sugar.
  21. It’s 1 tsp of vanilla.

A Very, Very Chocolate Chocolate Layer Cake step by step

  1. Cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 325.
  3. Prepare 9 inch cake pans by buttering, lining bottom with parchment and then buttering and dusting with flour.
  4. Sift the cocoa and flour together and then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Add eggs one at a time.
  6. Add buttermilk, oil and water.
  7. Add espresso powder and vanilla.
  8. Pour into pans evenly and bake for 22-28 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack. Let cool in pans for 15 minutes and then turn out onto cooling rack, then remove parchment rounds.
  10. Let cool completely and frost with chocolate frosting.
  11. Frosting.
  12. Pour cocoa into mixer bowl and blend to break up lumps.
  13. Add butter and cream thoroughly, about 3 minutes.
  14. Add salt and espresso powder. Blend completely.
  15. Add sugar one cup at a time on low speed. After each addition of sugar add a little of the milk. Scrape down sides of bowl and turn speed to high for one minute.
  16. Repeat with remaining sugar and milk.
  17. Add vanilla and blend thoroughly. Add additional milk if needed.
  18. Frost cake, refrigerate for an hour to set icing..
  19. Serve with chocolate ice cream, just because.