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post #16 of 27

I've been using my grandma's chocolate cake recipe for ever....everyone raves about it, even people who say they don't like chocolate cake LOVE this cake.

 

But my curiosity is piqued.  I have no choice but to try the double chocolate layer cake. 

 

I have some buttermilk, but it's lowfat.  Do you think it matters that it's not full-fat?

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post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by BeesKnees578 View Post
 

I've been using my grandma's chocolate cake recipe for ever....everyone raves about it, even people who say they don't like chocolate cake LOVE this cake.

 

But my curiosity is piqued.  I have no choice but to try the double chocolate layer cake. 

 

I have some buttermilk, but it's lowfat.  Do you think it matters that it's not full-fat?

 

Not at all!

 

The buttermilk is just adding the slight tang to the flavor profile of the finished cake.  Even low fat buttermilk will provide that.

post #18 of 27
Most buttermilk is low or nonfat so don't worry. It's almost impossible for me to find full fat buttermilk!
post #19 of 27

Thanks, Annie and NerdyBaker!  I just made plans for tomorrow :D

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post #20 of 27
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Thanks, Annie and NerdyBaker!  I just made plans for tomorrow :D

Let us know how it turns out for you =D

post #21 of 27
Hi all! I have a recipe similar to this that I LOVE but it's seem sturdy enough to stack. Has anyone used the epicurious recipe to stack & cover with fondant? Thanks in advance! ~nancy
post #22 of 27
I was about to try McCall's Cooking School Perfect Chocolate Cake. Any one have any reviews to share? I've also tried both Hersheys black magic, and the Epicurious double layer, they did not come out too much different from each other, to me. Does anyone else have that opinion?
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post #23 of 27
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I was about to try McCall's Cooking School Perfect Chocolate Cake. Any one have any reviews to share? I've also tried both Hersheys black magic, and the Epicurious double layer, they did not come out too much different from each other, to me. Does anyone else have that opinion?

 

I've one dense Fudge Cake recipe and the Hersheys Perfectly Chocolate Cake right off the Cocoa can.......... and that's all.  Everything else is just so close to being the same that I stopped experimenting with Chocolate cake recipes ages ago.  So I agree with you Rfisher.

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post #24 of 27
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Let us know how it turns out for you =D


SOOOO....I FINALLY got to bake this last week.  It WAS delicious!  I had to melt white chocolate with the coffee since I had no other chocolate in the house (really??!?!). 

 

I do wonder how it would hold up under fondant.  It isn't as dense but just as good as my gramma's!  And it stayed moist for DAYS in my cake dome.

 

Thanks!

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post #25 of 27
BeesKnees578, What size pans did you use? The recipe calls for 2-10 inch pans but it seems that would be too big.
post #26 of 27
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BeesKnees578, What size pans did you use? The recipe calls for 2-10 inch pans but it seems that would be too big.

I used the 10 inch and, yes, too big. 8 or 9 would make it nice and tall.
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post #27 of 27
Perfect! Thanks for replying.
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