Gourmet Live's First-Birthday Cake
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising; sift before measuring)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 sticks (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, warmed in warm water 5 minutes
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups well-stirred plain, whole-milk yogurt (not Greek-style), at room temperature (see Cooks' Notes)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling-hot water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao), chopped fine
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (100% cacao), chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces and softened
  • 3 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans, 2 inches deep; large sifter or sieve; electric stand mixer (preferred but optional), fitted with paddle attachment; offset metal spatula (for frosting cake)

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