How to make it

  • Combine boiling water with the cocoa and whisk smooth
  • Add butter and stir to melt and softenen butter and blend smooth
  • mixture will be thick
  • in another bowl combine, eggs, vanilla and beat to blend
  • Using an electirc mixer, combine remaining ingredients, add to the cocoa mixture and beat smooth
  • Place mixture in a cocoa dusted springform pan and bake in middle oven rack, 350F degrees until tested done in center with tooth pick 40 to 60 minutes or tested done
  • Cool in pan,but while warm drizzle with chocolate ice cream topping or chocolate syrup and sprinkle on some chocolate chips and use tooth pick to swirl chips into a pattern
  • Add jimmies to decorate if desired.
  • When cool remove sides of springform, cool completely and chill cake.
  • When cold slice cake in half horizontally, being carefully not to disturb top
  • Either spread bottom layer with seedless raspberry jam or apricot jam.
  • Place on top half of cake carefully
  • Make a favorite chocolate ganache or chocolate frosting and smooth around sides of cake and seal any separations.
  • Chill well but bring to room temperature before serving
  • Note: may be baked in two separate layer pans but I often use a springform to make one layer and then split it. which I find just as easy
  • Do what is easier for yourself!
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