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deep dark chocolate cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Laura Olaski
Lehigh Acres, FL

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

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For deep dark chocolate 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
  • 4 oz
    beets, peeled and finely grated
  • 4 oz
    low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp
    strong black coffee
  • 3 lg
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    dark chocolate, cut in small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    strong black coffee
  • 2 Tbsp
  • organic, unsprayed rose petals

How To Make deep dark chocolate cake

  • 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.

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