Classic Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Classic Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting
Makes:
24
servings
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
55
minutes
based on 11 reviews
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Dietary Considerations:

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

In this recipe:

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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.


Reviews:

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scrumptious

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Tammy Ellis from Covington, GA

this cake is absolutely delicous thankyou so very much for sharing this wounderful recipe with us.

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    Good

    Karen D from pa

    I found this cake to be a little dry, but still a good cake.

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    Classic Chocolate

    P E from Elsberry, MO

    Very good & creamy frosting was loved by all.

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    scrumptious

    Tammy Ellis from Covington, GA

    this cake is absolutely delicous thankyou so very much for sharing this wounderful recipe with us.

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    Very moist

    Devona M from ,

    This is an easy cake to make. I sub buttermilk for the milk and add a little extra and it is better than a box cake. The icing is not bad either.

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    Easy and delicious chocolate cake

    K. DEGEORGE from ABSECON, NJ

    I love chocolate, and this cake is not only easy, but delicious too. The frosting is chocolatey, and smooth. I like that there is a choice between baking pan sizes. I'll be baking this one again.

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    easy chocolate cake

    CATHY FERGUSON from PORT WASHINGTON, WI

    I wanted to try the new chocolatier. The flavor was great, however in this cake I was disappointed as even though I did the toothpick test, 30 minutes of cooling left me with a sunken in middle of a cake that was very chocolatie, good, but not quite right. Thank goodness the frosting turned out awesome and I filled in most of the hole with frosting.

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    classic chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frost

    dianne hebert from BREAUX BRIDGE, LA

    I made this with chocolatier 53% dark chocolate bar. It was so simple and so easy to make. I do not know how long it will last. But it will be gone by tomorrow afternoon. I made them in a two 9" baking pans. The chocolatier dark chocolate is the best tasting chocolate i have ever tasted.

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    Incredible Classic Chocolate Cake with Creamy Choc

    LOUANN SMITH from Plano, TX

    Recipe was easy and results are to die for! I cannot remember a better tasting chocolate cake! Thank you Nestle for another wonderful recipe to enjoy!

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    Birthday Cake

    Elizabeth Eckley from SEBRING, OH

    I made this for a birthday party ... it was great everyone loved it.

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    Ham's cooking

    doug postell from spartanburg, SC

    I baked this chocolate classic cake and made the creamy frosting over the week end an my family fell in love with it. It did not last long around this house, I maded the sheet cake 9x13 the frosting work out well nothing was left. It would make a great brithday cake too it's very good an easy.

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    Classic Chocolate Cake

    Myrna Panno from OSKALOOSA, IA

    Very easy and tastes great. Really enjoyed it until I read the amount of fat in the serving size. Wish there was someway besides using 110 of the daily requirement of fat to make a cake that tastes as good as this. I used the chocolatier chocolate. Now that is really great chocolate,

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 550
  • Calories from Fat: 240
  • Total Fat: 27g (42% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 17g (85% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 105mg (35% of DV)
  • Sodium: 390mg (16% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 74g (25% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 55g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Classic Chocolate Cake with 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.

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