Moist Chocolate Kale Cake Recipe with Fudge Frosting

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease 2- 9” cake pans with soft butter. Dust the pan with cocoa powder.
  2. Bring a small saucepan of water to boil. Place the chocolate in a medium bowl and place it over the saucepan, making a double boiler.
  3. When the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl and place a couple of handfuls of chopped kale leaves in the water and cook it for a minute or two until it softens and is bright green.
  4. Scoop the kale from the water and place it in a blender along with a few splashes of water from the pan. Puree the kale, adding a little more water if necessary. Run the puree through a mesh strainer to remove the fibers.
  5. Measure out ¾ cup of kale puree and add it to the melted chocolate along with ¼ cup of cocoa powder. Whisk in the sour cream.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar for several minutes until it looks light and airy. Occasionally scrape the sides.
  7. Meanwhile, measure out the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and whisk them together really well.
  8. Add the eggs into the creamed butter, one at a time, beating them into the mix before adding the next egg. Scape the sides then beat in the vanilla.
  9. Alternating, add the flour mixture and the chocolate-kale mixture into the mixing bowl. Begin and end with the flour and scrape the sides between additions. Scrape the sides a final time and beat the batter for a few more seconds before dividing it between the prepared pans.
  10. Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes until it springs back when very lightly touched.
  11. After cooling them for about 10 minutes, invert the cakes onto a cooling rack and cool them completely before frosting.
  12. Fudge Frosting
  13. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together.
  14. Cream the butter and then blend the sugar, salt, and vanilla into it on low speed until it’s all mixed in.
  15. On medium speed add enough cream to get the desired consistency and then beat it for about 3 minutes before frosting.

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