"This dessert is so quick to make and looks stunning," writes Helene Brule-Besner from Hamilton, Ontario. "My family loves it...and it's popular at church potlucks. Whenever this cake is in the fridge, a big 'mouse' in our house eats the leftovers during the night!"
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup baking cocoa
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 carton (8 ounces) whipped cream cheese
- 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
- Maraschino cherries and fresh mint, optional
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. beat in vanilla. In a bowl, whisk cocoa and water until smooth; stir in buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Beat until smooth.
- Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
- For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Add 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar; mix well. Add the vanilla, cream and remaining sugar; beat until frosting reaches desired consistency. Place one cooled cake layer on a serving plate; spread with a third of the frosting. Repeat layers twice. Garnish with maraschino cherries and mint if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Supreme Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p49
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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012
"Very dense cake, but the frosting is yummy!"