A chocolate lover's dream cake. Fill and frost the chocolate cake with a cooked chocolate frosting that tastes just like fudge.

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Ingredients

Creamy Fudge Frosting:

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat two 8 x 2-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Heat chocolate in microwave oven on HIGH 30 seconds; stir. Heat another 30 seconds until melted. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt onto a sheet of parchment or waxed paper.

  • Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Beat in brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and melted chocolate. Alternately beat flour mixture and milk into butter-chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350°F for 30 to 33 minutes or until layers spring back when pressed. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes. Turn layers out onto racks; cool completely.

Frosting:

  • Beat yolks in bowl until very thick. Slowly beat in 1 cup of the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, over 5 to 7 minutes until light in color. Beat in milk. Add to saucepan along with remaining 1 cup sugar and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally (12 to 15 minutes). Boil, whisking, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Chop chocolate; stir in until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  • Beat frosting on medium speed 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Immediately frost cake: 1 cup to sandwich layers, 1-1/2 cups for sides and 1/2 cup for top.

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; 36 g total fat; 149 mg cholesterol; 253 mg sodium. 80 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein;

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