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Layer Cake Tips + The Biggest Birthday Cake Yet

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Layer Cake Tips + The Biggest Birthday Cake Yet

Ingredients

  • 5 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 5 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, not dutch process
  • 6 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 1/3 sticks (20 2/3 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 2/3 cups buttermilk
  • 5 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 2/3 cups freshly brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam (for cake assembly)
  • 2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, broken up
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut up
  • 2 cups heavy cream, heated slightly to remove the chill
  • 1/2 cup brandy or cognac
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Published 2014-09-09 12:25:15 (2 years ago).

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