Cupid’s Chocolate Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2-1/2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 4 cups buttercream frosting of your choice
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
- Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Beat in confectioners' sugar and remaining vanilla.
- Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the filling. Repeat. Place top layer on cake; frost top and sides of cake with buttercream frosting. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 792 calories, 35g fat (16g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 113g carbohydrate (86g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Oct 12, 2016
I made this cake on a holiday, and I realized I only had whole wheat flour. I live in Spain, where stores are closed on holidays, so I couldn't run out and get plain flour. Also, Spanish whole wheat isn't quite as heavy as American whole wheat, but it isn't like white flour either. I decided to treat it like a recipe that needs cake flour and just reduced the amount of flour to 2 and half cups--and it turned out fine! It wasn't until after I finished eating a slice that I remembered that I had done that.I used the whipped cream between the layers, and I made a sort of ganache frosting for the outside--heated about a cup of cream, poured in 1 and 2/3 cups of chocolate chips, stirred, chilled it, and beat in a little vanilla, a dash of salt, and about 1 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Yum!
Apr 20, 2011
Have made this cake about 6 times. Love the contrast of the dark, moist chocolate cake with the whipped cream filling and butter cream frosting. It's a new family favorite.
Apr 4, 2011
This is the best layer cake going! Instead of buttercream frosting I used a soft whipped chocolate frosting with light cream and butter; it was the right touch! My family talks about it days later after it has been gone!
Apr 1, 2011
I've made this over and over again. It is the best chocolate cake ever and successful everytime. We affectionately call it the "Butter Cake." I always use the frosting that goes with Taste of Home's recipe Easy Red Velvet Cake. It's a delicious combination.
Sep 15, 2010
Have made 4 times. Is now our family's favorite chocolate cake. Dark and moist. What more is there to say?
Jul 5, 2010
Maybe it is b/c I made this as a sheet cake and omitted the filling, but it was not that great, it was not that chocolatey.
Mar 1, 2010
This was an amazing cake when I first made it. I got it out of the freezer yesterday for company and it was still good a month later! It is so creamy and really does not taste that chocolaty, but so good.
Feb 19, 2010
My go to cake, but I use a whipping cream frosting instead of buttercream frosting.
Aug 14, 2009
This is the BEST chocolate cake I have ever made from scratch I make it on my kids birthdays. It actually tastes as good as it looks!! Great recipe.. Thank you Miss Sixx
Aug 13, 2009
Thankyou Shelain Duncan for this amazing chocolate cake recipe, it is by far my familiy's most favorite cake, in fact, I am making it this very day for my Grandsons 11th birthday, because he always requests this cake. We will be taking it to N.J. for a family gathering, so everyone can taste it....... Thank you again. Gloria.