Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Recipe
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4 Reviews
The technique in this intense chocolate cake is unusual but the results are fabulous!
30 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
24 servings

Ingredients

Cake

4 ounces
bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons
water
2 teaspoons
baking soda
1 1/2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons
vanilla
1/3 cup
vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
buttermilk*

Frosting

4 ounces
bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons
vanilla
3 cups
powdered sugar
4 to 5 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
 
*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine 4 ounces chocolate, 1/4 cup butter, water and baking soda in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. (Mixture will foam slightly.) Remove from heat; set aside.
  3. Combine remaining 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate mixture and oil; continue beating until well mixed.
  4. Combine flour and salt in another bowl. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating at low speed until well mixed.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 33-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not under bake.) Cool completely.
  6. Melt 4 ounces chocolate in 1-quart saucepan over low heat; cool. Combine melted chocolate, 1/2 cup butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar and enough whipping cream for desired spreading consistency, beating at low speed until well mixed. Frost cooled cake.

Recipe Tips

Bittersweet chocolate is not as sweet as semi-sweet chocolate, but slightly sweeter than unsweetened chocolate. It has a rich intense chocolate flavor.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
260
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
29g
Protein
3g
Fat
16g
Sodium
240mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I used cocoa powder instead of the baking squares and it turned out great. The buttermilk added a nice flavor

Rating

My Family LOVES it. Its very good

Rating

made this cake for valentines day for my girls, the cake itself is very dense and on the dry side, not moist and tender, frosting was however fantastic. would not make again.

Rating

Very nice devils food like chocolate cake!

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