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Devil's Food Cake

For Darth Gaber's birthday cake I needed a lot of cake. I just bake the layers; Jake's the cake architect. We started with these Devil's Food layers. This recipe made two 9"x13" rectangles + 1 bundt cake; you can easily halve or third the proportions as needed.


Ingredients makes two 9"x13" rectangles + 1 bundt cake

  • 9 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 C flour (I used a white whole wheat flour)
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 18 T butter (2 sticks + 2 T), cubed
  • 2-1/4 C boiling water
  • 4 C organic granulated sugar
  • 9 T organic sour cream
  • 9 T buttermilk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 t organic hazelnut extract
  • 1 t organic chocolate extract

Procedure
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your baking pans by lining them with parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the chocolate and the butter in a large saucepan. Heat until the butter and chocolate are melted and smooth.

In a large mixing bowl, place the flour, baking soda, granulated sugar, sour cream, buttermilk, extracts, and eggs. Whisk to combine. Stir in the boiling water - carefully! Fold in the melted chocolate and butter. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until firm to the touch. Cool completely on wire racks.

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