Texas Layer Cake

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua liquor (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

For the ganache

  • 12 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes

For the frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation

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