Flower Easter Basket Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
Chocolate Cake:
  • ¾ cup soft butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ cups milk
Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1 (12-ounce package) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (8-ounce carton) sour cream
  • 41/2 cups sifted powdered sugar (about 1 pound)
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 12-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
For Chocolate Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 8 x1½ -inch round cake pans. (I recommend Baker's Secret!). In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until well mixed, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute with each addition. Alternate adding milk and dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beating on low speed until you've added all of it. Beat on medium-high for 2 more minutes. Spread evenly into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  4. Fill and frost cake layers. If desired, top with chocolate curls and toasted nuts. Store cake in refrigerator.
For Chocolate Frosting:
  1. In a large saucepan, combine semisweet chocolate chips, and butter, heat over low heat until melted, stirring often. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Gradually add powdered sugar beating on medium speed until mixture is smooth.
Cream-Cheese Frosting:
  1. Cream the cheese and butter together. Slowly add the powdered sugar and fully incorporate it, (no lumps) about 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and mix well. Now add paste-color if you'd like!
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at https://cheerykitchen.com/flower-easter-basket-cake/