Double the decadence, double the delight! The family will need a big glass of milk to go with a piece of this delectable cake by our friends at Pillsbury!
HEAT oven to 300ºF. Spray two 9 x 2-inch round cake pans with no-stick cooking spray. Line bottoms with rounds of wax paper or parchment paper; spray again.
COMBINE chocolate chips and hot coffee in medium bowl. Let mixture stand, whisking occasionally, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
BEAT eggs in bowl of electric mixer until thick and yellow, about 3 to 5 minutes. Slowly add oil, buttermilk, vanilla and melted chocolate mixture, beating until well combinedl. Add dry ingredients; beat on medium speed until just combined. Divide batter between prepared pans.
BAKE 45 minutes in middle of oven or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on racks 30 to 45 minutes. Run a thin knife around edges of pans. Invert layers onto racks. Carefully remove wax paper. Cool completely.
WHISK together cream, sugar and corn syrup in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat. Whisk in chocolate chips until melted and mixture is smooth. Cut shortening into pieces. Add to frosting, whisking until smooth. Pour into bowl. Refrigerate until spreadable, about 30 minutes.
PLACE one cake layer on serving dish. Spread top with frosting. Top with second cake layer. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake.
TIP *To make 1 cup of strong brewed coffee: Measure 1/3 cup of Folgers Classic Roast or Black Silk ground coffee and 1 1/3 cup cold water into a drip coffeemaker.
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Ready Time: 135 min
Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 600 (Calories from Fat 290), Total Fat 33g (Saturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 330mg, Total Carbohydrate 79g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 56g), Protein 7g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 15%.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.