Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate-Orange Buttercream

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate-Orange Buttercream
Photo by Brian Leatart

Ingredients

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • Chocolate curls
  • 4 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • + 15 more ingredients
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
    • ½ cup plain whole-milk yogurt
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
    • ¾ cup unsalted butter
    • 2 teaspoons dried lavender blossoms
    • 7 tablespoons water
    • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
    • 1 ½ cups golden brown sugar
    • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    • ½ cup whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F. Butter and flour two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper rounds. Stir chocolate in top of double boiler set over simmering water until smooth. Remove from over water. Cool to barely l...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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