Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2020, America's Test Kitchen TV

We make everyone's favorite cake even better by combining a fine, plush texture with fresh, homemade flavor. Then we crown it with a rich chocolate frosting.

SERVES 12 to 15

TIME 1 hour, plus 2½ hours cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a tender cake with a fine, plush texture, we started by using bleached cake flour. Its altered starch is more absorbent than the starch in unbleached flour, so it can accommodate more liquid, sugar, and fat (we use butter for flavor and...

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