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       Title: Godiva’s Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
            For buttercream:
       1 c  Unsalted butter, softened
       2 c  Sifted confectioner’s sugar
       1 c  Sifted cocoa powder
     1/3 c  Godiva liqueur
       2 c  Sifted flour
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
       6 oz Unsalted butter
   1 1/3 c  Sugar
       3 lg Eggs
       3 oz Unsweetened chocolate,
       1 c  Buttermilk
       1 c  Godiva liqueur, divided
            Shaved chocolate
   For the buttercream: Cream the butter until smooth.  Sift
   the sugar and cocoa powder over the butter, add 1/3 cup of
   godiva liqueur and slowly mix until smooth. For the cake:
   Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
   Cream the butter and sugar and add the eggs, one at a time,
   beating after each addition.  On low speed, stir in the
   chocolate and gradually add the reserved sifted ingredients
   in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk and 1/2
   cup of liqueur.Beat until smooth.  Divide the batter among
   three greased and floured 9 cake pans.  Bake in preheated
   375F oven for 25 min. until a toothpick inserted in middle
   comes out clean.  Remove from the oven, and cool in the
   pans for 10 min. then invert onto racks to completely cool.
   Chill the layers in the freezer for about 30 min. until
   firm. To assemble the cake:  Remove the cake layers from
   freezer and brush with remaining godiva liqueur before
   spreading 3/4cup butter cream between each layer.  Spread
   the remaining butter cream over the top and sides of the
   cake which has been placed on a serving plate.  Garnish
   with shaved chocolate and serve or refrigerate.  Serves 12.