Tuesday, April 3, 2018

BIG CHOCOLATE CAKE

This recipe is courtesy of Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman




BIG CHOCOLATE CAKE

4 sticks butter
8 heaping Tablespoon's cocoa
 cups AP flour
4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups boiling water
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 whole eggs

Preheat oven to 350
heavy and grease  and dust with cocoa

Mix flour, sugar and salt
In sauce pan melt butter, add cocoa and stir together
Add boiling water. Allow to boil for 30 seconds. Turn off heat
Pour over dry ingredients. Stir lightly until cool
Combine buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and beaten eggs.
Stir buttermilk mixture into the chocolate batter.
Divide into 4 cake pans
BAKE FOR 20 MINUTES
 COOL COMPLETELY

CHOCOLATE ICING

3 Cups heavy cream
24 oz. Semisweet chocolate  (broken into pieces)
2 teaspoons vanilla

Heat cream until very hot and pour over chocolate pieces. 
Stir until completely cool.
Put into electric mixing bowl and refrigerate until cooled completely.
Once cooled, add vanilla and beat until and airy.
Ice between layers and sides.