Brown butter in a medium saucepan over med/high heat. Let butter turn brown, smell nutty & get little brown flakes at the bottom of the pan. Pour into a bowl and let chill for a hour.
Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Butter & flour one 7"x3" round cake pan.
Beat brown butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until fluffy and smooth. Add in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In alternating batches, slowly add the flour mixture and milk. Pour into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until center springs back slightly at the touch. Let cool completely.
For the frosting dough, cream butter and sugar then add the water and vanilla. Add flour and salt, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips then place in fridge while making the rest of the frosting. Beat the powdered sugar, butter, salt and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add in milk. Stir in the frosting dough and then pile atop your cake.
Optional Topping - Chocolate Ganache
Place chocolate in a large bowl. Bring cream to a simmer in a saucepan. Pour over chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth, then chill at lease 3 hours to thicken. Pour on cake when ready to serve.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (132g)|
|Recipe Makes: 16 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 336 (75%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 37.4g||50 %|
|Saturated Fat 22.9g||114 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.6g|
|Cholesterol 153.1mg||47 %|
|Sodium 1292.5mg||45 %|
|Potassium 134.6mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 30.5g||9 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.6g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 28.9g|
|Protein 3.5g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 447
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