Dark chocolate bliss cake

I’m a choco-a-holic and i’m not a shame to admit it. If you look at my past post most of it is delicious chocolate recipes. I came up with this recipe for my nephew’s birthday. I asked him what would you like. And he simply said: 3 layers of chocolate. And that’s what I did. 3 layers of dark chocolate , a creamy filling and a beautiful chocolate glaze. If you’re a choco-a-holic or knows somebody that 
is you must share this recipe.

Pan size: mini pans or two round cake pans
Bake: 10-12 mins
Makes: about 6-7 mini cakes

2 cups of sugar
3/4 cup of Hershey dark cocoa
1 cup of boiling water
1 cup of milk
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of salt

In bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa , baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs,milk, oil and vanilla and blend with mixer on med speed for about 2 mins. Stir in boiling water, the pour in mini cake pan that are lightly greased. Bake for 10-12 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. or two round pans for 30-40 mins.
 Take out and cool. Place on chopping block flat side up, then place cream filling on the first cake. Repeat with the second cake, then place third cake on top and pour chocolate glaze on top.

Chocolate glaze

1 cup of Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Bittersweet Chips, 3.5-Pound
1/2 cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoon of corn syrup
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Heat the cream and corn syrup over med. heat Add chips to a bowl
then add the vanilla to the mixture. And then pour the cream over the top of the chocolate. Whisk together until melted and smooth. Allow to cool a bit before pouring over the cake .

Cream filling
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of boiling water 
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of butter softened

In a bowl, whip butter until smooth. Shift together the powdered sugar and salt, and add it to the butter mixture. Then add in milk,
and vanilla extract. Beat until fluffy and smooth.


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