Classic Double Chocolate Cake

Classic Double Chocolate Cake
Servings: 12 Prep 35 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins to 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces white chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 egg whites
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 box (1 pound) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Melt chocolate in cream in saucepan over medium heat; let cool.

2. Beat butter, sugar in large bowl until smooth, 3 minutes. Gradually add egg whites, cooled chocolate. On low speed, beat in flour mix. Divide among pans, 2 cups per pan.

3. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 25 to 30 minutes, until pick inserted in centers tests clean. Cool in pans on rack 5 minutes; remove from pans; cool. Slice each layer in half horizontally.

Frosting:

4. Beat butter, sugar, cocoa and milk in bowl. Beat in chocolate and vanilla.

5. Place 1 cake layer on stand. Spread with scant 1/3 cup frosting. Continue stacking layers. Frost side, top of cake.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 719, Fat, total (g): 40, chol. (mg): 87, sat. fat (g): 24, carb. (g): 88, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 9, sodium (mg): 251, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.