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Chocolate cake

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Chocolate-Flecked Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk plus 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (61 to 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • Milk Chocolate Frosting
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Chocolate Cake with Milk-Chocolate Crunch and Caramel Sauce

Time:3 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • Unsalted butter, for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Milk-Chocolate Crunch:
  • 1 cup crisped-rice cereal
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, melted
  • For the caramel sauce:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
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Chocolate Cake Recipe

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Whipped Frosting
  • Shaved dark chocolate
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Fudgy Brownie Cake

Time:55 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces, plus more for pan
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (61 to 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg yolk plus 3 large egg whites, room temperature, divided
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
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Double Diablo Cake

Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray with flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Scotch whiskey
  • 22 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 9 tablespoons cake flour
  • 1 1/3 cups finely ground blanched almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Purple grapes, such as Concord or champagne, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh blackberries, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh blueberries, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh figs, for garnish (optional)
  • Italian plums, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
  • Blue or purple flowers, such as orchids, for garnish (optional)
  • Casis macarons, for garnish (optional)
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Creepy-Crawly Cake

Time:2 hours
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate malt balls, coarsely chopped
  • 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Rubber cockroaches, for garnish (fakebugs.com)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
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Chocolate Cake with Crepe Paper Flowers and a Phyllo Nest

Ingredients
  • 1 thick 16-ounce block bittersweet chocolate, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for mold
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ounce ( 1/2 cup) kataifi (a type of phyllo), thawed
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Phyllo nest
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small candy-coated chocolate eggs
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • Crepe paper flowers
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 18 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Chocolate-Coconut Sheet Cake

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, softened, for pan
  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for dish
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dish
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups finely shredded dried unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cup warm strong brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Whipped cream and toasted large-flake coconut, for serving
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup warm strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Soft Chocolate Cake with Orange Creme Anglaise

Time:2 hours 20 mins
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Chocolate Cakes with Ganache Glaze

Time:6 hours 5 mins
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