Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Amazing Chocolate Cake recipe? Learn how to make Amazing Chocolate Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ashley4314

Makes 16 servings



Another special-occasion chocolate cake... sometimes you just can't match the real thing with diet foods! (This one at least uses whole-wheat pastry flour, buy Bobs Red Mill brand its the best!)

Recipe Ingredients for Amazing Chocolate Cake


For the Cake:
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, plus extra for dusting
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 1/2 cups water, boiling
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Easy chocolate frosting:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Recipe Directions for Amazing Chocolate Cake

  1. To make cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 8" x 2" round cake pans with butter. Line bottoms with parchment or waxed paper. Grease the paper, and dust pans with flour.

  2. In a small bowl, add cocoa and espresso powder. Add boiling water; whisk until smooth.

  3. In a large bowl, stir remaining 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until blended. Add melted butter, eggs, vanilla and hot cocoa mixture to dry ingredients. With an electric mixer on low, beat until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium and beat 2 more minutes.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides and invert cakes onto racks. Turn topsides up and cool.

  5. To make frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on low until blended. Shift to medium; beat until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Add chocolate; beat until well blended and fluffy.

  6. Peel paper off cake layers. Place one layer, rounded side down, on a plate. Spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting.

Categories

Chocolate, Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 116.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
416
Calories from Fat
216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.0g
37%
Saturated Fat
12.6g
63%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Sodium
329mg
14%
Potassium
253mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
51.7g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
34.1g
Protein
4.7g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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