March 25, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cake

Chocolate Chip Cake - Family Circle magazine

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup(2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plus 2 tbs granulated sugar
4 egg whites
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 can chocolate frosting 
additional chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Coat two 8" x 2" round cake pans with nonstick spray; line bottom of pan with waxed paper.  Coat waxed paper with spray.  Set aside until batter is ready.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.  Set aside.

With mixer on medium speed, beat butter and granulated sugar in bowl until light.  Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

On low speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition.  Stir in 2/3 cup of the mini chips.  Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.  Spread level.  

Bake at 325 degrees for 37 - 39 minutes, or until cake springs back when pressed.  Cool in pans o a rack for 15 minutes.  Invert cakes; remove pans and paper.  Turn right side up; cool completely.  Frost.  Garnish with additional chocolate chips.

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