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                    Godiva Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake
 Recipe By     : Godiva Liqueur Drink and Dessert Collection
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Godiva
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           unsalted butter -- softened
    2      cups          confectioner’s sugar -- sifted
    1      cup           cocoa powder -- sifted
      1/3  cup           Godiva Liqueur
    2      cups          flour -- sifted
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    6      ounces        unsalted butter
    1 1/3  cups          sugar
    3      large         eggs
    3      ounces        unsweetened baking chocolate -- melted
    1      cup           buttermilk
    1      cup           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 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 milk and 1/2 cup Godiva Liqueur; beat until smooth.
 Divide the batter amont three greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.
 Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 25 minutes until a toothpick
 inserted in the middle 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
 chocolage.  Serves twelve.
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