How to Make the Very Best Chocolate Cake
How to Make the Very Best Chocolate Cake
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    The batter for this chocolate cake is inspired by Beatty’s Chocolate Cake found in one of Barefoot Contessa’s cookbooks — here is the book online. It was the first from-scratch chocolate cake we ever made and we’ve been religiously making it ever since. For the frosting, we stick to a simple chocolate buttercream.

    Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
    • 1/2 cup jam
    • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
    • 3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 3 tablespoons milk

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 9181 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 437 g 672.03%
    • Saturated Fat: 212 g 1061.75%
    • Trans Fat: 7 g %
    • Cholesterol: 857 mg 285.75%
    • Sodium: 5369 mg 223.71%
    • Calcium: 855 mg 85.52%
    • Potassium: 4451 mg 127.18%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 60 mg 330.56%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1320 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 57 g 229.04%
    • Sugar: 956 g
    • Protein: 93 g
    • Alcohol: 6 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 10 g
    • Vitamin A 137.34%
    • Vitamin C 27.55%
    • Vitamin D 46.45%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat85
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs69
    • Exchange - Starch15
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total14 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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