Double Chocolate Cake with Black Velvet Icing
Double Chocolate Cake with Black Velvet Icing
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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    Source: Gourmet via Epicurious (for the cake) and my grandmother (for the icing) Notes: The original recipe calls for making a chocolate ganache, which sounds heavenly, but I have always adored my grandmother’s chocolate glaze recipe — it’s called black velvet icing and it contains eggs, which is odd, but it’s so good — so that is the one I use. If you want to use Gourmet’s chocolate ganache, find it here. Some commenters have found the amount not to be enough for a full cake, so I've updated the quantities below to be a double batch, which should leave you with more than enough icing. If you want to make a half recipe, see this post: Gourmet's Double Chocolate Cake, Revisited. I love these 6-inch cake pans for making half recipes of all sorts of cakes, namely this one. You need two.

    Ingredients

    • 3 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate
    • 1 1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
    • a heaping 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar
    • 6 eggs, well beaten
    • 8 tablespoons butter, room temperature

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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