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Double Chocolate Layer Cake

Double Chocolate Layer Cake

It doesn’t have to be someone’s birthday to make a delicious chocolate cake! When we need to scratch our baking itch, we turn to this double-layer recipe.

What You’ll Need

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  • fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut  ( 3 ounces )
  • hot brewed coffee  ( 1 1/2 cups )
  • sugar  ( 3 cups )
  • all-purpose flour  ( 2 1/2 cups )
  • unsweetened cocoa powder  ( 1 1/2 cups )
  • baking soda  ( 2 teaspoons )
  • baking powder  ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • salt  ( 1 1/4 teaspoons )
  • large eggs  ( 3 )
  • vegetable oil  ( 3/4 cup )
  • well-shaken buttermilk  ( 1 1/2 cups )
  • vanilla  ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut  ( 1 pound )
  • heavy cream  ( 1 cup )
  • sugar  ( 2 tablespoons )
  • light corn syrup  ( 2 tablespoons )
  • unsalted butter  ( 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) )
Ready to make? Find out how on smitten kitchen