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Chocolate Layer Cake

  Cocoa dutch 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dutch cocoa 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Egg whites 1
  Whole egg 1
  Egg yolks 3
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 8 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chocolate icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Line three 8-inch baking pans with nonstick baker's paper.
3. Combine the cocoa with 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, and the milk. Cook over very low heat until the mixture is thick. Cool.
4. Cream the butter and the remaining cup of sugar until fluffy. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 yolks.
5. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together.
6. Fold in the sifted flour, sour cream, and batter, alternating one after another. Beat in the cocoa mixture, vanilla, and almond extract.
7. Pour the batter into the baking pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Do not overcook. Turn out onto racks. Spread with Chocolate Icing. Makes 3 8-inch layers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5216 Calories from Fat 2035

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 235 g360.8%

Saturated Fat 129.8 g648.9%

Trans Fat 7.2 g

Cholesterol 1155.7 mg385.2%

Sodium 3439.2 mg143.3%

Total Carbohydrates 855 g285%

Dietary Fiber 114 g456.2%

Sugars 451.4 g

Protein 117 g234%

Vitamin A 106.6% Vitamin C 3.4%

Calcium 130.6% Iron 392.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe