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    Chocolate Cake w/White Chocolate Frosting

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    List of Ingredients

    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 1/3 cups boiling water
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 sticks butter -- softened
    2 1/3 cups sugar
    3 large eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    8 ounces white chocolate -- melted as pkg direct
    3 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
    6 ounces cream cheese -- softened
    5 tablespoons stick butter -- softened
    1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
    Chocolate Curls (directions follow) -- garnish


    Position racks to divide oven in thirds.

    Coat three 9" or 8 x 2" round cake pans with nonstick spray. Line bottoms with wax paper.

    Stir cocoa and boiling water in a medium bowl until smooth; let cool.

    Meanwhile mix next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat next 4 ingredients with mixer on high speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add cool cocoa; beat until blended. Scrape bowl. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just to blend, scraping bowl once. Spoon into prepared pans; smooth surfaces. Stagger pans on oven racks.

    Bake at 350 for 24 to 31 minutes (depending on pan size) until a wooden pick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Run knife around edges; invert on rack, remove paper and cool completely.

    Frosting: Beat ingredients on low speed to blend. Increase speed to high; beat 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

    To assemble: Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, bottom side up. Spread with 1/3 the Frosting. Repeat with remaining layers, swirling frosting on top. Garnish with Chocolate Curls.

    Chocolate Curls Line mini loaf pan or make a 31/2 x 2 x 11/4" pan with a double thickness foil. Melt 4 oz white chocolate, pour into pan; chill until firm. Peel off foil. Soften at room temperature 30 minutes. Pull a swivel-blade vegetable peeler along side of bar to form curls (if curls break, soften chocolate more). Repeat with 4 oz milk chocolate.




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