15 Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for pans
  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Swiss-Meringue Buttercream
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • 6 to 8 ounces white candy-coated chocolate pieces, for decorating
Nutrition
359
18% daily value
24 servings
                                       
                                            vegetarian
     

Fat

16% 10

Saturated

15% 3

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 5

Polyunsaturated

- 1

Carbs

21% 63

Carbs (net)

- 62

Fiber

3% 1

Sugars

- 44

Sugars, added

- 43

Protein

10% 5

Cholesterol

18% 53

Sodium

14% 338

Calcium

8% 79

Magnesium

3% 13

Potassium

2% 101

Iron

8% 1

Zinc

5% 1

Phosphorus

18% 126

Vitamin A

4% 40

Vitamin C

0% 0

Thiamin (B1)

17% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

18% 0

Niacin (B3)

9% 1

Vitamin B6

3% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

19% 76

Folate (food)

- 15

Folic acid

- 36

Vitamin B12

9% 0

Vitamin D

2% 0

Vitamin E

9% 1

Vitamin K

0% 1
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