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Ghirardelli Chocolate Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 6 oz Milk Chocolate; Good Quality
  • 1/2 c Boiling Water
  • 1 c Butter; Softened
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 4 Whole Egg Yolks
  • 4 Whole Egg Whites
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 c Cake Flour; Sifted
  • 1 c Buttermilk


3 tb Butter
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
2 c Powdered Sugar
1/8 ts Vanilla; (1 1/2 Lbs.)
4 tb Hot Milk
1/2 sm Whipping Cream; Carton


1. Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool.

2. Cream butter and sugar until light add egg yolks, one at a time, beating
until very smooth.

3. Add chocolate and vanilla.

4. Sift flour, salt and soda.

5. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating well after
each addition.

6. beat egg whites stiff, fold into batter.

7. Pour batter into 3 greased 8 or 9 " cake pans.

8. Bake in 350 degree oven 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in
center comes out clean.

9. Cool on wire racks. After cool, frost.


1. Melt chocolate over top of double boiler.

2. Cream butter and sugar together.

3. Add chocolate, vanilla and salt.

4. Add enough of the milk to make good spreading consistency.

5. Spread frosting between bottom 2 layers and sides of cake.

6. Whip cream until stiff and spread on top layer.

Garnish with shaved chocolate.

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