Deep Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Laura Olaski

By
@queenbasil

I don't remember where I found this recipe, but it is amazing how rich it taste.


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Serves:

10

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

cooking spray
1 1/2 c
self rising flour
1/4 c
finely ground almonds
5 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
4 oz
beets, peeled and finely grated
4 oz
low-fat buttermilk
2 Tbsp
strong black coffee
3 large
eggs
3/4 c
sugar

FOR THE ICING/TOPPING

1/2 c
dark chocolate, cut in small pieces
2 Tbsp
strong black coffee
2 Tbsp
honey
organic, unsprayed rose petals

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray.
2
In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, almonds, salt & baking soda, set aside.
3
Using a standing or hand-held mixer at medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar for 4 full minutes until pale and fluffy. On low speed, beat in the grated beets, followed by dry ingredients. Add the buttermilk and coffee, and beat until batter is smooth.
4
Pour into pan and place in middle of hot oven, bake for 30 minutes. Test with toothpick for doneness; bake an additional 5 minutes if needed.
5
Cool for 10 minutes and unmold onto cooling rack. Cool on rack until cold. To make icing, prepare a double boiler. Combine all the icing ingredients and gently stir until chocolate is smooth; continue stirring until mixture thickens.
6
Pour icing liberally over the top of cake and let it drip down the sides. Transfer onto a plate or cake stand for serving and garnish with rose petals.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy