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Chocolate cake

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Chocolate-Ginger Cake with Bourbon Sauce

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Bourbon Sauce
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Flowerpot Cakes

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pots
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Quick Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 10), for garnish
  • Multicolored pebble-shaped chocolate candies, for garnish
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
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Rich Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 12 large eggs, separated and at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 3 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and cut into tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder, such as Valrhona
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
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Sunken Chocolate Cakes with Coffee Ice Cream

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Chocolate Cake with Malted Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Other Ideas:
Cocoa, Dessert, Eggs, Layer cake
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/3 cups plus 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-dark cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup plus 4 teaspoons cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup canola or sunflower oil
  • Malted Chocolate Ganache
  • Marshmallow Frosting
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Devil's Food Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 cups cake flour, (not self-rising), sifted
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, soft but cool, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
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Velvet Cocoa Cake with Instant Buttercream

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 jars (7.5 ounces each) marshmallow cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Other Ideas:
Cocoa, Coffee, Dessert, Frosting
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Valrhona cocoa, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee, boiling
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Ultimate Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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Chocolate Sheet Cakes

Time:1 hour 45 mins
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Devil's Food Cake with Fluffy Frosting

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, plus 5 large egg whites, room temperature, divided
  • 5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
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