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Dayandnight cake

This moist and rich cake is called “Day and Night” cake as it consists of a vanilla (white) layer and a chocolate (black) layer.  My mom used to make this cake a lot when we were little. One of our family favorites. It brings lots of my childhood memories. Very moist and easy to make cake.

Day and night cake


4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cans condensed milk
3 cups flour
2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. white Vinegar
3 cups sour cream
1 can condensed milk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
2 cups walnuts- crushed
Chocolate Ganache
1/2 cup melting chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350°F
With electric mixer on medium speed beat  eggs with sugar until you get a light yellow color, for about 2 minutes. Lower the speed to slow and add sour cream, condensed milk and vanilla and mix until incorporated. In a separate little bowl mix baking soda and vinegar (This will carbonate the soda so that you won’t taste it) and stir into the batter mixture. Gradually add flour and mix thoroughly. Pour half of the batter into round 9” greased pan.  For the remaining second half of the batter add cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.  Pour that into another round 9” greased pan. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 35-45 minutes. Let them cool. Cut each cake horizontally in two layers.
Mix together sour cream, condensed milk,  and vanilla extract. 
lay all the cake layers and spread with filling (about 4 -5Tbsp. per each layer) and let them soak. Place bottom of the chocolate layer on a serving plate, spread with some filling, sprinkle with crushed walnuts, place vanilla layer on top of the chocolate layer and repeat the process until your finish your layers.  Apply filling generously on top and sides of the cake.
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Refrigerate at least for 30 minutes.
In top of a double boiler over hot water, combine the chocolate, cream and butter. Stir until melted and completely combined. Remove from heat and let cool about 2 minutes. Apply crushed walnuts on the sides of the cake until covered well. Pour melted chocolate mixture over the top of the cake a  Refrigerate for 4 -5 hours or overnight.
day and night cake slice

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