Chocolate Buttermilk Cake (3 Layer Cake)
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Ingredients
  • 4 ounces – semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup – boiling water
  • 1 cup – unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups – sugar
  • 4 – eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups – Sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon – salt
  • 1 cup – buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon – baking soda
  • BUTTER FILLING (see separate recipe)
  • CHOCOLATE BUTTER FILLING (see separate recipe)
  • 1 cup – finely chopped pecans (optional)
  • pecan halves (optional)
Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º.

BUTTER and lightly flour three 9 inch round cake pans.

SIFT SWANS DOWN Cake Flour, then lightly spoon into measuring cup for 2¾ cups.

COMBINE chocolate and boiling water; stir until chocolate melts. Set aside.

CREAM butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

ADD salt to already measured SWANS DOWN Cake Flour.

DISSOLVE baking soda in buttermilk.

ADD flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in chocolate and vanilla.

POUR batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes; remove from pans once cooled and place on wire racks to cool completely.

SPREAD Butter Filling between layers; spread Chocolate Frosting on top and sides of cake. Optional – press chopped pecans into frosting on sides of cake and place pecan halves on top.

Reviews
SusyPR says:

However delicious this cakes sounds to make; your recipe is flawed. You state to add vanilla to the cake batter but there is no vanilla ingredient amount. You state the Butter Filling and the Chocolate Butter Filling are separate recipes but there is no link and even if you search there is no recipe. Either fix the issues or remove the recipe.

Max says:

What size pan do you use

randy smitko says:

There was a recipe for a 3 layer chocolate cake on the back of the Swans Down flour box. It had almond and orange extract. I believe several sticks of butter. I cannot locate this recipe along with its https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwiLyMuAkJ_kAhUNlawKHfMKBjsQFjAAegQIABAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fswansdown.com%2Frecipes%2Fnanas-simple-chocolate-cake%2F&usg=AOvVaw0vtO4RZytIs8R9s69jQWuw. Thank you in adavanceaccompanying frosting. It too had several sticks of butter. The flour box I’m guessing was about a year old. Would you please locate that recipe and email to me? I’d be most appreciative

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