Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake
Staff Writer
Lake Champlain Chocolates

Made with fresh, all-natural chocolates from Lake Champlain Chocolates, this cake could be considered the ultimate because of its taste and sustainable ingredients. 

8
Servings
690
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  unsweetened cocoa, preferably organic and fair trade, such as Lake Champlain
  • 3  Cups  flour
  • 2  Cups  sugar
  • 2 1/3  Cups  warm water
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/4  Cup  melted butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  vinegar
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir in the wet ingredients. Beat until smooth. Butter a tube cake pan and dust with flour. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick is removed dry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
95g
73%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
80µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
94mg
9%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
71µg
18%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
164mg
23%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
649mg
43%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
106g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chocolate Cake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Chocolate Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

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