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Betty's Best Chocolate Cake with Double Frosting

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her Best Chocolate Cake with Double Frosting. This cake is composed of three moist chocolate layers that are frosted with Betty's Never Fail White Icing and then Betty's Rich Chocolate Frosting over the top of that. It is a gorgeous cake and is absolutely delicious! You will find the two cake icings in separate videos.
  Cocoa powder 14 Tablespoon (3/4 cup+ 2 tablespoons)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 10 Tablespoon, softened to room temperature, divided (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Self rising flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  White icing 1 Cup (16 tbs), as needed (Betty's Never Fail White Icing)
  Chocolate frosting 1 Cup (16 tbs), as needed (Betty's Rich Chocolate Frosting)
  Chocolate curls 2 Teaspoon (as neeeded) (Optional)

1. Grease, and flour three 8-inch cake pans lined with waxed paper on the bottom.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

3. In a small saucepan, combine cocoa powder, boiling water, and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir until smooth and set aside.
4. In a large mixing bowl, add sugar and self-rising flour and stir until well-blended.
5. Pour cocoa mixture and ½ cup butter into the mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to blend.
6. Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer.
7. Ladle batter equally into the 3 cake pans. Pop the pan in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until a toothpick when inserted into the cake comes out clean.
8. Cool cake in pans for about 10 minutes, and then cool completely on racks.
9. Spread Betty's Never Fail White Icing between the layers and on top of cake. Let the icing set up before continuing. (You may find it useful to refrigerate the cake for a couple of hours.)
10. Spread Betty's Rich Chocolate Frosting over top and sides of the cake.
11. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Let cake frosting set up before serving.

12. Cut in slices serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Party
Cocoa Powder
Cake Channel
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Indulge yourself with Betty’s heavenly moist and fudgy chocolate cake - perfect for celebrations - birthdays, weddings, christenings - any excuse! Chocolate and cake are a match made in heaven and Betty surely knows it. In this video, you learn how to prepare this sumptuous dessert at home in a few quick and easy steps. This sinfully rich chocolate cake pleases crowds of all ages, so don't expect leftovers! Indulgent to the hilt.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 505 Calories from Fat 177

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.2%

Saturated Fat 10.1 g50.7%

Trans Fat 0.6 g

Cholesterol 62.1 mg20.7%

Sodium 366.1 mg15.3%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.1%

Sugars 56.9 g

Protein 7 g14.9%

Vitamin A 7.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 7.4% Iron 20.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Betty's Best Chocolate Cake With Double Frosting Recipe Video