I found this recipe a few years ago in a Canadian Living Magazine and immediately knew I had found The Cake Recipe. This is the cake that we make for all special occasions, birth of babies, birthdays, graduations, holidays, entertaining, I even made this for our wedding cake. Yes I made my own wedding cake, but you have to understand we only had 4 guests. But that’s a whole other post.
Chocolate Wedding Cake
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups whipping cream
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1. Grease two 8″round metal cake pans, set aside.
2. In saucepan, bring sugar and water to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Place chocolate and butter in large bowl, whisk in sugar mixture until melted
and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Let cool slightly. Beat in eggs.
3. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and
salt, add to chocolate mixture all at once. Using electric mixer, beat until
smooth . Divide between prepared pans. Bake in centre of 350F oven for
about 35 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in
pans on racks for 30 min. Remove from pans, let cool completely on racks.
4. Icing: In saucepan, heat sugar with cream just until boiling. Remove from
heat, whisk in chocolate, butter and vanilla until melted and smooth. Transfer
to bowl, refrigerate 2 hours or until cold. Using electric mixer, beat for about
5 min. or until thick and glossy.
5. Slice each cake in half horizontally. Place 1 layer on cake plate. Slide strips
of waxed paper between cake and plate. Spread top with heaping cupful of the
icing, level icing. Top with another cake layer and icing, level icing. Top with
another cake layer and icing, Top with 3rd layer of cake, level icing. Top with
4th layer of cake, spread top and sides with remaining icing.
This cake is much better the next day. I know weird. But refrigerate overnight
and you won’t regret it.