Very Berry Layer Cake Recipe

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Very Berry Layer Cake

From Dorothy McNett's Recipe Book at www.dorothymcnett.com. This is a dense cake will chunks of chocolate, sure to please!

2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 pound chopped or chunked dark chocolate
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup raw sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract

1 recipe chantilly cream
1-2 cups thinly sliced fresh raspberries or strawberries or blueberries.....

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In batter bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and blend in chocolate chunks. Set aside. In another batter bowl, soften the butter 30-60 seconds in microwave on 1/2 power, to soften but not to melt. Beat in sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gently blend in flour mixture. Spread into two 8 inch layer pans that have been lined on the bottom with parchment paper. (Or use one 9 inch by 13 inch cake pan) Bake 30-35 minutes, or until nicely browned and cake tests done. Allow to stand about 10 minutes on cooling racks. Then invert and allow to cool completely. When cool, make chantilly cream. Assemble cake with chantilly cream and sliced berries. Garnish and serve.

Recipe created 2000-04-24.

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