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Chocolate & Lemon Delight Cake recipe

A delightful chocolate layer cake filledwith luscious lemon curd and iced with a creamy chocolate frosting.

Recipe: Chocolate & LemonDelight Cake

Cake:1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups buttermilk*

Chocolate Frosting:1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons milk2 (10 to 12-ounces each) jars lemon curd

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Withparchment or wax paper, line bottoms of two 9-inch round cakepans; grease sides.
  • For Cake: Combine flour; cocoa and bakingsoda; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugaruntil light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating wellafter each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternatelywith buttermilk, beating until combined. Pour batter into preparedpans.
  • Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; removefrom pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • For Chocolate Frosting: In a large bowl,combine powdered sugar, cocoa, butter and vanillal; beat untilwell mixed. Add milk, 1 tablespoonat a time, beating to desired consistency.
  • To Assemble: Place 1 cake layer on servingplate. Place lemon curd in a bowl and stir until smooth. Spreadabout 3/4 cup curd over top of layer; place remaining cake layeron top. Spread frosting on sides, making a rim about 1/4-inchhigh above top of cake. Spread remaining curd on top of cake.Refrigerate leftover cake.

    Makes 12 servings.

    *Or place 4 1/2 teaspoons white vinegarin a measuring cup and add milk to equal 1 1/2 cups. Allow toset for 2 to 3 minutes before using.

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