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Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories : Cakes
1 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cake: Cook first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts and mixture is smooth; remove butter mixture from heat.
Beat buttermilk, 2 eggs, baking soda, and vanilla at medium speed until smooth. Add butter mixture to buttermilk mixture, beating until well blended.
Combine sugar, flour, and salt; gradually add to buttermilk mixture, beating until blended.
Coat 3 9-inch round cakepans with cooking spray, and line pans with wax paper. Pour cake batter evenly into pans.
Bake at 350 for 18 to 22 minutes or until cake is set. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
Spread about 1/2 Chocolate Ganache between cake layers, and spread remaining ganache on sides of cake.
Pour Praline Frosting slowly over the center of cake, gently spreading to edges, allowing some frosting to run over sides. Freeze, if desired; thaw at room temperature 4 to 6 hours. Garnish if desired.
Microwave chocolate morsels and whipping cream in a glass bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 2 to 3 minutes or until morsels are melted. Whisk until smooth. Gradually add butter, whisking until smooth. Cool, whisking often, 15 minutes or until spreading consistency.
Praline Frosting: Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and whisk in 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in toasted pecans, stirring gently 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to cool and thicken slightly. Pour immediately over cake.
Yield: “1 9 inch layer cake”
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 4343 Calories; 200g Fat (40.6% calories from fat); 49g Protein; 610g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 925mg Cholesterol; 4487mg Sodium. Exchanges: 13 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 38 Fat; 27 Other Carbohydrates.
NOTES: Southern Living