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RECIPE # 4776 - BUTTERMILK CHOCOLATE CAKE - Monday, February 20, 2012

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Buttermilk Chocolate Cake


10. 5 oz sugar              

5.5 oz flour                  

3.25 oz cocoa powder 

1/2 t baking soda

1/4 t baking powder    

Pinch of salt                 

2 eggs                         

1 egg yolk                   

6 oz hot water             

6 oz buttermilk             

3 oz melted butter        

3/4 t vanilla                    

Sift all dry ingredients together.  Combine yolk, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Combine melted butter and water.  Add all liquids to dry ingredients and mix by hand with whisk until just combined.  Pour batter into parchment lined greased 8 inch round baking pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and remove from pan. Prepare frosting, recipe below.

Chocolate Italian Buttercream Frosting

5.25 oz egg whites       

2.5 oz sugar                 

10.5 oz sugar               

2 oz water                   

1 lb butter                    

4 oz cocoa powder      

Combine egg whites and first amount of sugar and whip to soft peaks.  Cook second amount of sugar and water to 238 degrees.  Pour hot sugar into whipping whites.  Continue to whip until cool and then add butter and cocoa powder slowly.  Continue whipping until smooth and fluffy.  Use immediately and/or refrigerate any leftovers.

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