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Chocolate And Golden Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A decadent dessert that will make the evening a special one.

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Layer
2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Hot Coffee
1 Cup milk
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Golden Vanilla Layer
2 Cups Sugar
3 1/4 Cups Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup (150g) Butter, soft
1 1/4 Cups Milk, room temperature
2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 Eggs

Frosting Layer
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
2 2/3 Cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
1/3 cup Cream or 1/3 cup Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

Toppings
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips, melted

Directions

Chocolate Cake Layer

Preheat oven to 325F/160C. Grease and flour pans.

Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and sugar together.Add the oil, coffee and milk and beat for two minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat two minutes.

For a 9x13 bake 45 minutes, for two 9 inch rounds bake 27 - 30 minutes.

Cool in pan ten minutes then remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.

Golden Vanilla Layer

Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Grease and flour pans or line cupcake pan.

Whisk together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt. Add butter and beat until sandy.

Combine milk and vanilla, and add to butter mix. Beat on low 30 seconds, then medium 30 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom of bowl.

Add an egg while mixing, beat 30 seconds then scrape the bowl. Repeat with each egg. Scrape the bowl a final time and beat on medium for 30 seconds.

Put batter in a 13x9, two 9 inch rounds.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Cool ten minutes in the pan then cool completely on a rack.

Frosting Layer:

Combine powdered sugar with milk and vanilla.

Beat butter until creamy, alternate adding powdered sugar and milk/vanilla.

Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add more milk or powdered sugar to get the texture you want.

Cake Assembly:

Once everything is cool, using a big round plate, start with a bottom layer of chocolate cake.

Coat with frosting.

Top with vanilla cake.

Frosting

Chocolate Cake

Frosting

Vanilla Cake

Frosting (if there is any left).

Sprinkle with walnuts (optional)

In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and drizzle over entire cake.

Let cool in fridge before serving.

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