Classic Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing and Chocolate Glaze

Preparation info
  • Makes one 8 inch two-layer cake (serves

    12 to 16

    • Difficulty


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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

  • About

The processed food industry has trained many of us to believe that making a cake is too hard to do on our own, so we’d better buy an easy cake mix. To be honest, not all cake mixes are bad, but they usually have a generic flavor, often contain trans-fats and an unnecessarily high amount of sugar, and typically use chlorinated flour. For a moist, uncommonly flavorful cake, try making one on your own. It’s a piece of cake.

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