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Great Chocolate Cake (& Strawberry Shortcake Variation)

 

27

Yield

8

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

Basic cake
1 cup cocoa powder
2 cups water
boiling
1 cup butter
melted
2 ½ cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ⅓ cups cake flour
unsifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Strawberry chocolate shortcake
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 x strawberries
*
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
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Directions

Mix cocoa with boiling water, stirring with wire whip until smooth.

Cool in refrigerator while preparing other ingredients.

In large mixer bowl, beat butter with sugar, eggs, and vanilla on high speed 5 minutes.

Sift flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt.

On low speed, add dry ingredients alternately with cocoa and liquid, starting and ending with flour.

(Do not overbeat.)

Divide batter into 2 round pans (9 x 1½ inches) lined with buttered waxed paper.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tests dry with a toothpick.

Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove cake and cool on racks.

Use 1 layer of cake for Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake dessert.

The second layer may be frozen for other great chocolate desserts- or the 2 layers may be frosted together.

For shortcake:

Whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla.

Spread over top of 1 layer of cake.

Arrange fresh strawberries on top.

Melt chocolate and drizzle over berries.

Chill to firm chocolate.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 265g (9.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 78946% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 61%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 35%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 28%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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