Classic Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Classic Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Prep:
30 mins
Cooking:
25 mins
Level:
Easy
Yields:
24 servings

Try this delicious chocolate cake topped with a creamy chocolate frosting.

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1 1/2 bars (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, melted, cooled slightly
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 bar (2 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CAKE:
COMBINE
flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with milk. Spoon and spread into prepared baking pan(s).

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes (13 x 9- inch 30 to 32 minutes) or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes; invert round cakes onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.

FROST with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.

FOR CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
butter and chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe mixer bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 30 seconds; STIR. Sections may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth; cool to room temperature.

BEAT 1 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar alternately with milk until smooth.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/24 servings of recipe
  • Calories 550
  • Calories from Fat 240

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 27g 42%
  • Saturated Fat 17g 85%
  • Cholesterol 105mg 35%
  • Sodium 390mg 16%
  • Carbohydrates 74g 25%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 55g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 6%

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