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Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Cake (serves 12)
Butter and line two 9-in. round cake pans
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
8 oz. (225 g) unsalted butter, softenedcreamcreambeat in 1 egg at a timebeat on medium speed for 10 sec. and scrapemix in flour and chocolate on low speed until just combined
(1/3 flour, 1/2 chocolate, 1/3 flour, 1/2 chocolate, 1/3 flour)
divide evenly into two 9-in round cake pans
or three 8-in. round cake pans
smooth batter to edges of pansbake 350°F (175°C) for 25 5 min., run knife around perimeter,
invert onto wire rack and cool completely
assemble and frost
1-1/2 cup (300 g) dark brown sugar
3 large (150 g) eggs
1/2 cup (115 g) sour cream
1 tsp. (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
2 oz. (55 g) 70% cacao dark chocolatecombinewhisk until smooth
1/4 cup (20 g) pure cacao powder
1-1/4 cup (295 mL) waterboil
3/4 cup (105 g) all-purpose floursift
3/4 cup (85 g) cake flour
1-1/4 tsp. (5.75 g) baking soda
1/4 tsp. (1.5 g) table salt