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Death by Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

For the chocolate cake:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (not packed!)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (you may also sub in melted coconut oil)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter (4 sticks, 16 ounces), VERY soft
  • 4 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce

Garnish:

  • 1 cup hot fudge sauce (please see post for more on this)
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, shaved
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips

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