John's Impress-Your-Wife Layer Cake

Preparation:  45 min. Cooking: 28 min. Total: 73 min.
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  • 1/2 Lb butter
  • 3 unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1/2 Cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 Cup light brown sugar , or dried cane juice
  • 4 Tbsp Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp peppermint extract
Preheat oven to 350 ℉. Thoroughly grease two 9 inch round cake pans and place in freezer. Cut up two-thirds of the butter into small slices and set aside. In a saucepan, melt the remaining butter on medium-low heat. Add unsweetened chocolate squares. When melted, remove from heat. Mix in chocolate chips and stir until chips are melted. In a bowl, add eggs and vanilla. Set aside. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. In another bowl, beat sugar and sliced-up butter with an electric mixer (until the lumps of butter are small). Gently mix in chocolate mixture. Add Kahlua and mix in the eggs/vanilla. Let stand for 5 minutes. Mix in half the water and let stand another 5 minutes. Add half the flour to the mixture. When half mixed in, add remaining water. Mix in remaining flour.

Remove cake pans from freezer. Pour half the batter in each. Bake for 28 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. After 10 minutes, remove cakes from pans. Let cool another 30 minutes.

To make the icing, add last 4 ingredients to a bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on high until whipped cream is stiff. If needed, place icing in refrigerator until ready to ice the cakes. Ice one cake. Layer other cake on top, and continue icing. refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Calories
630 Cal
Fat
34 g
Carbs
73 g
Protein
7.6 g
Fiber
2.8 g
Sugar
42 g
Cholesterol
130 mg
Sodium
290 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     2.8 g
Fat     34 g
Sugar     42 g
Carbs     73 g
Protein     7.6 g
Calories     630 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     1.6 g
Fat, Mono     9.7 g
Fat, Sat     21 g
Fat, Trans     0.1 g
Fat, Percent     50 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     4.1 mcg     3.4 %
Vitamin, A     920 IU     31 %
Vitamin, B12     0.2 mcg     8.9 %
Niacin     2.3 mg     14 %
Riboflavin     0.3 mg     23 %
Vitamin, C     0.2 mg     0.2 %
Vitamin, D     17 IU     2.8 %
Vitamin, B6     0.1 mg     3.7 %
Vitamin, E     1 mg     6.6 %
Panto, Acid     0.5 mg     9.4 %
Choline     47 mg     8.6 %
Thiamin     0.3 mg     26 %

Minerals

Calcium     100 mcg     10 %
Phosphorus     160 mg     23 %
Magnesium     51 mg     12 %
Copper     0.4 mcg     48 %
Fluoride     23 mcg     580 %
Zinc     1.6 mg     14 %
Cholesterol     130 mg     0.5 %
Sodium     290 mg     19 %
Selenium     17 mcg     31 %
Manganese     0.7 mg     10 %
Potassium     230 mg     4.9 %
Iron     4 mg     50 %