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CHOCOLATE CAKE INSPIRED BY MATILDA

Picture for Chocolate Cake inspired by Matilda

6,040,321 views  Matilda, Danny DeVito's thunderous directorial follow-up to Hoffa (1992), features an inexplicably tempting chocolate cake, despite its open admission of containing bodily fluids. Sit down and consume this entire confection today alongside Dan Pashman of The Sporkful.

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INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp butter

3 cups flour (plus more for dusting)

3 cups sugar

1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 ½ cups buttermilk

4 large eggs

½ cup vegetable oil

8 ounces cream cheese

12 ounces butter

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ½ pound powdered sugar

¼ cup milk (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1.

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Liberally butter three 9” cake pans, and tap a tablespoon of flour around in each, until evenly coated.  Line with a round sheet of parchment paper.

1 tbsp butter

2.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, first cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and vegetable oil.  Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, and whisk until smooth.  Divide evenly between the cake pans, and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.  Place pans on racks to cool for at least 30 minutes before flipping onto racks, and allowing to cool completely, another 30-60 minutes.

3 cups sugar

3 cups flour (plus more for dusting)

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 ½ cups buttermilk

4 large eggs

½ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder

3.

While cakes cool, beat together butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment.  Once fluffy, add cocoa powder, and mix until combined.  A cup or two at a time, add powdered sugar, and beat until creamy and smooth.  Add a splash of milk if desired to adjust consistency.

8 ounces cream cheese

12 ounces butter

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ½ pound powdered sugar

¼ cup milk (optional)

4.

Slice the rounded tops off each layer of the cake, frost, slice, and serve.

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