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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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray.
2In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, almonds, salt & baking soda, set aside.
3Using 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.
4Pour 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.
5Cool 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.
6Pour 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