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Deluxe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

May 12, 2017

Deluxe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake 

3 oz. Hershey baking chocolate, see substitution below
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup butter
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cup unsifted cake flour, see substitution below
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Break chocolate into pieces. Place in small saucepan with 1/3 cup water; stir constantly over low heat until chocolate has melted. Cool.

Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Blend in chocolate.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and add alternately to cake batter with 1 cup water with wooden spoon; beat just until well blended. Pour batter into well greased and floured cake pans.

For two 8 inch layer pans Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
For two 9 inch layer pans Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
For two 9 inch square pans Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost as desired, see options below.

Baking Chocolate Substitute: 1 oz. bakers chocolate is equal to: Melt 1 tbsp. of butter or shortening, then stir in 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa until it dissolves

Cake Flour Substitute: Equal to 1 cup of cake flour: replace with 1 cup minus 2 Tbsps all purpose flour or coconut flour plus 2 Tbsp cornstarch, sift together several times until well incorporated. Use coconut flour to make gluten free.

Chocolate Butter Frosting

4 Tbsp butter
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
4 tsp milk or so
2 oz. Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate, melted

Melt chocolate over medium heat, remove from heat and cool. Cream butter and add part of sugar gradually, blending after each addition. Add vanilla, salt and chocolate; mix well. Add remaining sugar, alternately with milk, until of right consistency to spread. Beat after each addition until smooth. Variation: add 2 Tbsp grated orange rind.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
5 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add cream, beating until combined. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in vanilla.

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