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  • 9 Ratings

Buttermilk-infused batter and a rich salted chocolate frosting makes this classic yellow cake far from ordinary.

Recipe by Beth Kirby of Local Milk
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
bake:
35 mins at 350°
Servings:
16
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Yellow Cake with Salted Chocolate Ganache

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9x2-inch round baking pans; set aside. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a very large mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 6 to 8 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Add flour mixture to beaten mixture in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk. Divide batter between prepared pans, filling each about 1/2 full (about 3 1/4 cups batter in each). Spread batter evenly in pans.

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  • Bake about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Remove and cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Frost with ganache. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Nutrition Facts (Yellow Cake with Salted Chocolate Ganache)

565 calories; total fat 36g; saturated fat 22g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 11g; cholesterol 143mg; sodium 369mg; potassium 249mg; carbohydrates 61g; fiber 3g; sugar 38g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 912IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 54mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 114mg; iron 3mg.

Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache

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Directions

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  • Place chocolate in a large heat-proof mixing bowl. In a medium saucepan bring cream just to boiling. Pour cream over chocolate. Let stand without stirring for 2 minutes. Stir to melt chocolate. Stir in the salt. Set bowl in a larger bowl with ice water for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until cool. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over cake layers.

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1