THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Dark chocolate cake layers with chocolate mousse filling, chocolate buttercream, and chocolate drip.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 3/4 cups, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups, minus 2 tablespoons  cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cacao Barry Extra Brute Cocoa Powder (or similar premium brand)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 cup hot water or coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

FOR THE CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 2 cup unsalted butter, slightly cold
  • 5 cups powdered sugar, measured and then sifted
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 oz. good quality semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

FOR THE WHIPPED CHOCOLATE FILLING

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, cold, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin 
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

CHOCOLATE DRIP

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
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INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare three 8” round cake pans by spraying each pan with nonstick spray, lining the bottom with parchment paper, and spraying the paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl of electric mixer, stir together all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Combine eggs, buttermilk, water or coffee, oil and vanilla in a measuring cup and lightly beat with a fork.
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