Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe

Recipe by: Paula Deen’s
Ingredients: Makes 1 ( 9inch) Cake
1 ½ cups butter, softened
2 ¼ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups milk
1 ( 1 ounce) package hot cocoa mix
Marshmallow creme filling (recipe follows)
Fluffy chocolate frosting (recipe follows)
Garnish: large Marshmallows, unsweetened cocoa powder

Procedures:
  • Preheat oven to 350F spray 3 (9 Inch) cake pans with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and next 4 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and cocoa mix until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, begining and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Pour mixture into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wore racks.
  • Spread marshmallow creme filling in between layers. Spread fluffy chocolate frosting over top and sides of cake. Garnish with marshmallows, and dust with cocoa powder, if desired.
Marshmallow Creme Filling
Ingredients: Makes about 1 ½ cups
1 cups, softened
2 (7 ounce) jars Marshmallow creme

Procedures:
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter and marshmallow creme. Beat at medium speed with a mixer until smooth.
Fluffy Chocolate Frosting
Ingredients: Makes 4 cups
4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup butter, softened
3 ½ cups confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Procedures:
  • In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and cream. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cool for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter and chocolate mixture. Beat at medium speed with a mixer until smooth. Gruadually add confectioners sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Use frosting immediately.
Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe

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