Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2006, America's Test Kitchen TV

What ever happened to those towering slices of chocolate cake slathered with billowy frosting? We baked 130 cakes in search of the perfect wedge.

SERVES 10 to 12

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The mixing method was the key to getting the right texture for our chocolate layer cake recipe. After trying both creaming and "reverse creaming," we turned to ribboning— whipping eggs with sugar until they double in volume, then ...

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