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The Best Chocolate Cake

IngredientsFOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYERS

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

FOR THE COCOA SIMPLE SYRUP (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup water

InstructionsTO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYERS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Generously mist three 8-inch diameter by 2-inch high cake pans with non-stick spray and line with circles cut from parchment paper.
  3. Place the sugar flours cocoa baking powder baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add it to the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix on low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand (30 seconds to a minute).
  6. Add the eggs one at a time scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
  7. When all of the eggs are fully incorporated add the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) and vanilla and beat on medium speed for about 60 to 90 seconds to aerate the batter and strengthen the cake s structure.
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the three prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with one or two moist crumbs.
  9. Cool completely then soak with cocoa simple syrup (optional) and fill and frost.

TO MAKE THE COCOA SIMPLE SYRUP (OPTIONAL):

  1. Place the sugar and cocoa powder in a small pot and whisk to combine.
  2. Stir in the water and place over medium heat.
  3. Cook stirring occasionally until all the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Place one cake layer on a serving platter. Use a pastry brush to soak the cake with the simple syrup before topping with filling. Repeat as you add each layer.

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