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30 mins
35 mins
1 hr 5 mins


Dark Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Frosting
Salty Snack Cake Topping Suggestions


Instructions Checklist
  • For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees . In a pan, whisk 2 cups water and the sugar over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate and butter and let stand 10 minutes; whisk until smooth.

  • In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Add the flour mixture; whisk until smooth. Transfer to foil-lined 9-by-13-inch pan and bake for 35 minutes; let cool in the pan on a rack.

  • Spread with 2 cups Chocolate Frosting (save the remainder for another use). Cut into 12 pieces; sprinkle each piece with a salty snack, such as potato chips, pretzel fish, trail mix or popcorn.

  • For the Frosting:

  • In an electric mixer, beat the butter and salt at medium speed until creamy about 1 minute.

  • Sift in the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing at low speed to incorporate (the mixture will be crumbly). Beat at medium speed for 1 minute, then increase to high speed and beat until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Beat in melted and cooled chocolate and vanilla until combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the cream then beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.