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McCall's Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe
On the subject
of chocolate cakes!
Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe (1982
1 cup sifted unsweetened
2 cups boiling water
cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
cup light cream or evaporated milk
cup butter cut into small pieces
oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cups unsifted confectioner's sugar
1 cup heavy cream,
1/4 cup unsifted
1 t. vanilla
In medium bowl whisk cocoa & 2 cups
boiling water until smooth. Cool
completely. Sift flour w/baking soda,
salt & baking powder.
350. Grease & flour three 9 inch round
In large bowl, beat
softened butter w/ sugar, eggs & vanilla
at high speed until light & fluffy.
Reduce to low & beat in flour mixture
alternating w/ cocoa mixture. Divide
batter between pans. Smooth tops
w/spatula. Bake 23-30 min.Cool 10 min.
Remove cakes & cool on racks.
Frosting: In medium pan combine
chocolate chips, cream & butter. Stir
over heat until smooth. Remove. Whisk in
2 1/2 cups sugar.Place in mixer bowl and
this bowl into larger bowl. Place ice
cubes between outside of small bowl &
inside of large bowl. With electric
mixer, beat until frosting holds shape.
Filling: whip cream w/
sugar & vanilla
Assemble cake by
place on layer top side down onto
serving plate.Spread w/ half whipped
Place second layer, top
side down, onto whipped cream.
with remaining cream.
layer onto whipped cream. Frost cake w/
Frost sides first, then top.
Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
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