DEATH BY CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

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DEATH BY CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

Yields: 2,  9-inch cake
Baking time: 22-23 mins

INGREDIENTS:

CAKE:

1-3/4 cups white whole wheat flour

1-1/2 cups coconut sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup hot water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

FROSTING:

1 cup powdered xylitol

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-4 tablespoons heavy cream

Melted semisweet chocolate for drizzling, optional

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DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease and flour two round 9-in cake pans.
  2. Prepare the cake layers: In a medium bowl, combine flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk buttermilk, hot water, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Using a fine sieve, sift flour mixture into liquid, gently folding until smooth. (batter will be thin) Scrape batter into prepared pans and bake at 350F 22 to 23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs sticking to it. Cool cakes completely on a wire cooling rack, before frosting.
  4. Prepare the frosting: In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat xylitol and butter on medium speed until creamy. Beat in cocoa powder, vanilla, and enough cream to achieve a creamy consistency. (add more cream if frosting is too thick)
  5. Assemble the cake: Place on cooled cake layer on a serving plate, and fill with about half of frosting. Top with last cake layer and frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Drizzle with melted chocolate for a decorative touch, if desired. Refrigerate cake 30 minutes, before serving.
Notes
Cake may be stored in refrigerator up to 2 days.

 

source:  wholeandheavenlyoven

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