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Petite Chocolate Cake Recipe

The recipe name may say “petite,” but this cake is big on rich chocolate flavor. Use your Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick cake pans to bake the deliciously moist cake layers to perfection. Then top them off with homemade caramel buttercream frosting. It just might be the best chocolate cake recipe in your collection. Great for anniversaries, birthdays or any chocolate-lover in your life - you just can’t lose when you serve up this sweet treat.
Makes: 8-10 servings
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 6 in. x 2 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder baking soda and salt; set aside.

Step 3

In medium microwaveable bowl, melt chocolate and butter on 50% power for one minute. Stir and continue to melt for 30 second intervals at 50% power until smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Add sugar and beat with and electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beating until combined. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream; beat until just combined. Divide evenly between prepared pans, filling pans 2/3 full.

Step 4

Bake 35-38 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling grid 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely. Fill and frost with Caramel Buttercream.

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all-purpose flour

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

cocoa powder

1/4 cup cocoa powder

baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 teaspoon salt

bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

butter, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar


2 Eggs

sour cream

1 cup sour cream

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