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Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 sticks)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Rum flavoring 2 Teaspoon (or extract)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Sweet cooking chocolate 8 Ounce, melted (2 packages, 4 ounces each)
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
For fruit nut filling
  Fudge frosting 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Walnut halves 2 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease three 9X1 ½-inch layer cake pans, line with parchment paper and grease the paper.
3) In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

MAKING
4) In a large mixer bowl, beat the butter or margarine at medium speed.
5) Slowly add sugar, beating continuously until fluffy.
6) Pour in the rum flavouring or extract and vanilla.
7) Add the eggs butter mixture, one at a time, until light.
8) Gradually add in melted chocolate, while still beating.
9) Mix in the flour mixture, one-third at a time, alternately with milk, beating with mixer just until blended.
10) Transfer the flour into the cake pans, evenly.
11) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
12) Allow to cool the cake in pan over wire rack for 5 minutes.

FINAIZING
13) Using knife loosen the cake around the edges and turn out onto wire rack.
14) Gently peel off the paper and allow the layer to cool completely.
15) Slice each cake layer horizontally with a long-blade knife.
16) Place the layers together, alternately with fruit-nut filling and fudge frosting on a serving plate.

SERVING
17) Smear the frost over the top and side of cake with remaining frosting.
18) Make swirls with the tines of a fork and garnish with walnut halves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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