Dark Chocolate Cake with Decadent Chocolate Mousse Frosting

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

This is a moist chocolate cake with an incredibly rich and creamy frosting that is well worth the extra effort.

Ingredients

Cake:
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup mayonnaise (not reduced fat)
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting:
3/4 cup milk
5 tablespoons flour
1 stick unsalted butter
1 stick salted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 -- (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.  Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. First prepare the cake.  In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cocoa.  Gradually add the mayonnaise, water and vanilla and blend in.  Turn the mixture into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the frosting.  In a saucepan, combine the milk and the flour to make a paste.  Heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.  It will have the consistency of library paste.  Cool.
  4. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Add the cooled flour and milk mixture and the vanilla.  Blend in.  Add the chocolate and beat until firm but fluffy.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Wishbone Press and Promotions Inc. Talk Turkey to Me (Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 2006).

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