Mirror Glazed Chocolate Layer Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 1¾ c. flour
  • ¾ cup unsweet. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup canola
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
Frosting
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 5 c. powdered sugar
  • 1cup cocoa powder , unsweetened
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Mirror Glaze
  • 2½ T. cold water
  • 4 tsp gelatin powder
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened and sifted
  • 1 cup + 2 T. sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease two 9" cake pans with Pam, line with parchment and grease again.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl.
  4. Add sugar and salt.
  5. Whisk in eggs, milk, oil and vanilla by hand.
  6. Add water.
  7. Divide into pans and bake approx 35-38 mins until cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Let cool -then freeze so frosting the layers will be easier.
  9. Layer the cakes with frosting between and frost the entire cake.
  10. Place cake in refrigerator a few hours or overnight.
Glaze
  1. Place the 2½T. water in a small bowl. Then add in the gelatin and stir to combine. Let sit 5 mins.
  2. (IT will seem like rubber.)
  3. Whisk cocoa and water together in a saucepan.
  4. Slowly add cream and sugar: Gently mix with a rubber spatula, not a whisk.
  5. Turn stove to medium high and heat this to a boil stirring gently.
  6. Once boiling, remove heat and add in the gelatin-stir slowly to dissolve it.
  7. Pour this through a trainer into a glass bowl to remove air bubbles.
  8. Press plastic wrap on surface and cool about 2 hours until 86 degrees.
  9. Strain it once more at this point.
  10. Place the cake on a cooling rack over a jellyroll pan to catch the excess glaze.
  11. Pour glaze on top of your chilled cake.
  12. Let set and enjoy!
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Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/mirror-glazed-chocolate-layer-cake/