Dark Chocolate Cake

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: Farmers Market – The Land – EPCOT Center – Walt Disney World 
Source: Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook

Yield: 1 Cake

This recipe is in three parts.

Cake

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 eggs yolks

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup cake flour

  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  •  1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

  2. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans. Cover the bottom in wax paper.

  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar. Beat until thick and fluffy.

  5. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture.

  6. Mix in the vanilla.

  7.  Separate and pour the batter into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 23 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack still in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 3 tbsp orange liqueur

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Once completely cool, stir in orange liqueur.

Butter Cream Frosting

Yield: 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar, divided

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 cup sweet butter

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instruction:

  1. In a saucepan, combine 2/3 cup of sugar with water and corn syrup. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  2. Increase the heat, bring to boil without stirring. With a candy thermometer, bring mixture to 238F degrees or until soft ball stage.

  3. In a medium-size bowl, beat the egg whites. Slowly add the 1/3 cup sugar. Beat until the mixture until soft peaks form.

  4. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg whites mixture.  Beating until the mixture becomes stiff. Cool completely.

  5. In an electric mixture, cream the butter until soft and fluffy. Slowly beat the meringue into the butter mixture. Blend in the vanilla after.

Note: Fold in 1 1/2 ounces melted and cooled semi-sweet chocolate after the vanilla stage.

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