Everyday Chocolate Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 8 servings



From Smitten Kitchen. Click to see original recipe with directions for both unsweetened AND Dutch process cocoa. http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/08/everyday-chocolate-cake/

Recipe Ingredients for Everyday Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (6 7/8 ounces) light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup (4 ounces) granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (6 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (2 5/8 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Everyday Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Butter and lightly flour a 95x3-inch loaf pan, or spray it with a butter-flour spray. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat well, then the buttermilk and vanilla. Don?t worry if the batter looks a little uneven. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt together right into your wet ingredients. Stir together with a spoon until well-blended but do not overmix. Scrape down the batter in the bowl, making sure the ingredients are well blended.

  2. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for about 10 to 15 minutes, at which point you can cool it the rest of the way out of the pan. Serve with whipped cream and fresh berries, if you?re feeling fancy.

Categories

Chocolate, Dairy, Eggs, Dessert, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 114.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
345
Calories from Fat
123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.7g
21%
Saturated Fat
8.3g
41%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Sodium
283mg
12%
Potassium
231mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
54.2g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
31.9g
Protein
5.9g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7% Iron 14%
* 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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