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Chocolate Layer Cake with Frosting

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16 servings

Win the Best Cake Ever Award with our Chocolate Layer Cake with Frosting! Top your chocolate layer cake with silver pearl sprinkles for an elegant finish.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spray 2 (9-inch) round pans with cooking spray; cover bottoms with parchment. Beat 1-1/2 cups butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add 2 tsp. vanilla and half the melted chocolate; mix well. Add flour, nuts and baking powder; beat until blended. Blend in boiling water. Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Invert cakes onto wire racks; remove pans. Carefully peel off paper on top of cakes. Cool cakes completely.
  • Meanwhile, beat remaining butter, remaining vanilla, powdered sugar and milk in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add remaining melted chocolate; beat until fluffy.
  • Stack cake layers on plate, filling layer with half the frosting. Frost top with remaining frosting. Top with silver sugar pearls.

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Keeping it Safe

If serving this cake to children, remove silver dragées before serving to reduce the possibility of a choking hazard. Or, substitute white sprinkles for the dragées.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 630
Total fat 39g
Saturated fat 22g
Cholesterol 145mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate 68g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 47g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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