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Ring-A-Lings

Ring-A-Lings

Ingredients

Dough

  • 4 to 4 1/2 Cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 2 Teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup margarine or butter
  • 2 eggs

Filling

  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 Cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 Cup filberts, pecans or walnuts, ground

Glaze

  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice

Directions

Dough

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, salt, orange peel and yeast; mix well.

In small saucepan, heat milk and 1/3 cup margarine until very warm (120 to 130 degrees F.). Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in remaining 2 to 2 1/2 cups flour to form a stiff dough. Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85 degrees F.) until light and doubled in size, 35 to 50 minutes.

Filling

In small bowl, blend powdered sugar and 1/3 cup margarine until smooth. Stir in filberts; set aside.

Glaze

In second small bowl, blend glaze ingredients; cover and set aside.

Grease 2 large cookie sheets. Stir down dough to remove all air bubbles. On floured surface, roll dough to 22x12-inch rectangle. Spread filling mixture lengthwise over half of dough. Fold dough over filling. Cut crosswise into 1-inch strips; twist each strip 4 to 5 times. To shape rolls, hold folded end of strip down on greased cookie sheet to form center; coil strip around center. Tuck loose end under. Repeat with remaining twisted strips. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 30 to 45 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Uncover dough. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Brush tops of rolls with glaze. Bake an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Servings22

Calories Per Serving239

Folate equivalent (total)157µg39%

Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.5%


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


Ringalingsrecipes

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 lb light brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, warmed, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C sour cream, at room temperature
1 C very hot or boiling water

1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over very hot but not boiling water, or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. Cool.
2. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment. Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 350° (or 325° convection).
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper or a big coffee filter.
4. Beat the butter until creamy in the bowl of electric mixer (fitted with paddle if that is an option). Add the brown sugar and beat at medium speed to combine. With mixer running, add the eggs gradually at medium speed, then increase speed to high and beat until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. At medium speed beat in the vanilla and the melted chocolate, stopping once to scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
5. At low speed add the sifted dry ingredients in three batches, alternately with 2 additions of the sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally. When all has been incorporated, gradually raise the speed to medium high and beat for 5 seconds.
6. Return speed to low and add the water slowly and steadily to avoid splashing. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes (about 25 for convection), or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7. Cool layers in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Run the tip of a small knife around circumference of pans and turn cakes out onto wire rack to finish cooling. It is a good idea to cool the layers right side up on their parchment liners, as the cake is quite soft and may stick if the top surface is left in contact with the rack.
8. Place one cooled layer upside down on a 9" cardboard round, leaving the parchment in place. Cover with a piece of foil, plastic wrap or parchment a little wider than the diameter of the cake. Place the remaining layer right side up on top. Place in airtight box or sealed plastic bag and freeze or chill (to facilitate frosting).

NOTE: You can make this cake in 3- 8" round layers (shorter time in oven) or in a single 9"x 13" pan (bake about 40 minutes). You will need more frosting for the finished 3-layer cake. If you have an extra-capacity electric mixer such as a Kenwood Major, a double recipe makes a great half-sheet cake for celebrations.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
I developed the method for mixing the frosting in the food processor to facilitate its production in the bakery. This recipe yields enough frosting for a 9" 2-layer cake. Make additional frosting for a 3-layer cake, or if you want to pipe a decorative border around the top. I always make a double batch since leftover frosting keeps so well in the freezer. It's great for a quick hot chocolate sauce—just zap it in the microwave to melt it, stir and pour it on your choice of dessert. Also good for cupcakes, sandwich cookies, etc.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1 lb confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
½ C (8 TBSP or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In bowl of processor fitted with the metal cutting blade process the sugar with the salt to remove any lumps. Pulse in the butter until it is roughly incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and process again, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
Use at once, refrigerate (up to 3 days) or freeze (up to 3 months) for future use. Bring to room temperature and beat vigorously to restore creamy texture before using after storage.


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