How to make it

  • Make the cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottoms of two 9-inch round cake pans and fit with two circles of parchment paper. Butter the paper and pan sides and dust with flour. Set aside. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and maintain. Combine the flour, 2 cups granulated sugar, 3/4 cup cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Beat in the oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, and anisette liqueur using a mixer set on medium speed for 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and add 1 cup of the boiling water. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean -- about 35 minutes. Cool the cakes in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Unmold the cakes and return to the wire rack until completely cool.
  • Make the frosting:
  • Beat the heavy cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Gently fold in the remaining 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa until combined.
  • Assemble the cake:
  • Place one layer on a cake plate. Spread a third of the frosting over the layer. Sprinkle with half of the chocolate chips. Top with the remaining layer and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve

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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    I agree, Peeta....this looks and sounds wonderful....thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Oh my gosh, your on a roll Peeta, this sounds heavenly, looks heavenly, maybe we could have this with morning coffee also. Yum. You have my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Yummy, looks decadent!
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow Peetabear this makes ya want to cut a slice right from the picture High5 and above.Yeah! thanks
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