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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate                        Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    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       t            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 Godiva Liqueur, beat until smooth.  Divide the
   batter among three greased and floured 9-inch cake
   pans. Bake in preheated 375 degrees  oven for
   25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of
   the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and
   cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then invert
   onto a rack to completely cool. Chill the layers in
   the freezer for about 30
   minutes, until firm.
   To assemble the cake, remove the cake layers from the
   freezer and brush with
   the remaining Godiva Liqueur before spreading 3/4 cup
   of buttercream between
   each layer. Spread the remaining buttercream over the
   top and sides of the cake, which has been placed on a
   serving plate. Serve immediately, or refrigerate if
   necessary. If refrigerating, remove 1 hour prior to
   serving. Garnish with shaved chocolate. Serves twelve.
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