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Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake

For the frosting:
500g butter, softened
1 tin caramel treat
1.8kg icing sugar
6-10T good quality rum
3T milk
1t vanilla paste

For the cake:
85g Dark chocolate
1 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee
3 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups best quality cocoa powder
2 teaspoons bicarb
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 large free range eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1t vanilla paste
melted dark chocolate for drizzling

For the icing: In a stand mixer beat the butter on medium speed until light and creamy. Add the caramel and gradually add the icing sugar one cup at a time until it forms a thick sandy paste. Add a about 5 T of the rum and 2 tbsp of the milk and mix on low speed. Add the vanilla paste and mix until smooth add more rum according to your taste. Whip until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 150C. Spray the baking pans with non-stick spray then line the bottoms with rounds of baking paper. Finely chop chocolate and in a bowl combine with hot coffee. Let mixture stand, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

Into a large bowl sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl with an electric mixer beat eggs until thickened slightly and lemon colored). Slowly add oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and melted chocolate mixture to eggs, beating until combined well. Add sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Add the sprinkles then divide the batter between pans (being sure not to fill pans higher than 2/3 full . Bake in middle of oven until a tester inserted in center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Cool layers completely in pans on racks. Run a thin knife around edges of pans and invert layers onto racks. Remove baking paper and cool layers completely.
If you are making a layer cake, spread frosting over one cake layer. Top layer with other cake layer before smoothing out the sides and adding another layer of the frosting to the top. Garnish with a melted chocolate drizzle and serve.

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