Saturday, October 27, 2007

Heavenly Chocolate Cake Recipe

This has become our family's all time favorite choc. cake!! Wow, it is the best ever. It does take a bit of time, but it is worth every minute spent. Enjoy!!

1/3 All purpose flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup chocolate syrup
1 egg lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/4cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
1/2 cup water

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup powder sugar

For filling, in a small saucepan, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in milk and syrup until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring often.

For Batter:
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with syrup and water. Beat just until combined.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire racks to cool.

Cut each cake in half horizontally. Place one bottom layer on a serving platter. Spread with a third of the filling. repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cake. In a mixing bowl, beat frosting ingredients until stiff peaks form. Spread over or pipe on top and sides of cake. Garnish with bits of shaved chocolate. Store in refrigerator.


TNfarmgirl said...

Hey! I like the new look :)
Love to all,

TnFullQuiver said...

Let me know if you like the cake!!
love to all,