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Chocolate Cake with Brown Butter Buttercream Sunday, February 14, 2021, 09:10 PM


Meredith made a "Half Cake" for Caroline's half-birthday. So what you see in the first picture is the full cake!

She did 1/3 the Cakes by Courtney mint chocolate cake with rounding as needed. Note that the cake itself doesn't have any mint. For the cake, she used hot water and 1/2 tsp of espresso powder.

For the frosting, Meredith used the brown butter frosting again but again didn't use evaporated milk and instead just used whole milk. She almost made the same mistake again but caught that it is a whole stick of butter. She also again adjusted the salt to match salted butter. See 2020-10-18 for notes on major changes.

The cake was very moist! It seemed maybe underdone when we took it out but it was perfect. (~24 minutes). It “collapsed” down but really, just back to flat. And it stood up well to the very-flavorful frosting!

It was all just very good!

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