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.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2-1/2 cups butter, softened, divided
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 tsp. vanilla, divided
2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, divided
2-2/3 cups flour
3/4 cup PLANTERS Almonds, ground
2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 cup boiling water
3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. silver pearl sprinkles
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Let's Make It
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.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g
Saturated Fat 22g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 68g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.