Recipe: Wedding Cake Recipe
Yield: 1 Servings
4 c Orange juice; room -- temperature 4 oz Unsweetened chocolate; -- finely chopped 6 c Sifted cake flour 1 1/3 c Unsweetened cocoa powder 4 ts Baking soda 2 ts Salt 1 ts Baking powder 2 c (4 sticks) unsalted butter; -- room temperature 6 c Sugar 8 lg Eggs; room temperature 2 tb (packed) grated orange peel 2 tb Vanilla extract 2 c Miniature semisweet -- chocolate chips (about 12 -- ounces)
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Yields: several cakes
For Cake: Position 1 rack in center and 1 rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350?F. Butter one 5-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides, one 8-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides and one 12-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides. Dust pans with flour; line bottoms with parchment. Combine 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate in heavy small saucepan. Stir mixture over medium-low heat until chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Gradually mix in 1 2/3 cups orange juice. Sift 3 cups flour, 2/3 cup cocoa, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder into medium bowl. using electric mixer, beat 1 cup (2 sticks) butter and 3 cups sugar in large bowl until blended (mixture will look grainy). Add 4 eggs, 1 at a time, beating to blend after each. Beat in 1 tablespoon orange peel and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients alternately with orange juice mixture in 3 additions each, beating well after each addition. Mix in 1 cup chocolate chips. Transfer 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons batter to prepared 5-inch pan, 3 cups batter to prepared 8-inch pan and remaining batter (about 6 cups) to 12-inch pan. Place 5-inch and 8-inch pans on center rack of oven. Place 12-inch pan on lower rack of oven. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Transfer cakes in pans to racks and cool completely.
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