Dairyman’s VERY Chocolate Cake


Yield: Make 20 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

  • Calories 140
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 330mg
  • Carbohydrates 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 7g (3.8g from dairy)
  • Calcium 15% Daily Value
Recipe by: Midwest Dairy Association

Grab a slice of this decadent chocolate cake to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

    Cake:

  • 2 caps water
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Filling:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Frosting:

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips,
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add cocoa and mix until smooth. Let cool.

For cake, in a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Alternatively, add dry flour mix and cooled cocoa mix to the sugar mix. Beat until just mixed.

Pour into three greased 9-inch round cake pans lined with wax paper. Bake for 25 -30 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

For filling, beat 2 cups powdered sugar, ¼ cup butter and vanilla until consistency of spreadable frosting. Place first cake layer on serving plate. Spread with half of the filling. Place second cake on top and spread with remaining filling. Top with final cake.

For frosting, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir chocolate chips, cream and butter until melted. Slowly stir in 2 ½ cups of powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed. Remove pan from heat and place in large bowl filled with ice. Stir occasionally as frosting cools (about 10 -15 minutes.) Spread cooled frosting on sides and top of cake.


Yield: Make 20 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

  • Calories 140
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 330mg
  • Carbohydrates 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 7g (3.8g from dairy)
  • Calcium 15% Daily Value