Chocolate “Better Than Sex” Cake

Chocolate “Better Than Sex” Cake
Chocolate “Better Than Sex” Cake
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Chocolate “Better Than Sex” Cake

This sexy dessert will get you all hot and bothered in more ways than one! Not only is it a super delicious and indulgent dessert, it is made with dark chocolate, long believed to be an aphrodisiac.
Adapted from the Hershey’s “Especially Dark” Chocolate Cake Recipe.

8
Servings
694
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • ¾ cup dark cocoa
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

In a large bowl, stir all dry ingredients together until thoroughly combined.  Beat extract, eggs, milk and oil until creamy (about 1 minute) and slowly stir in the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the cake batter in the pan, and bake for roughly 30 minutes. Once cake is done, allow it to cool completely and drizzle with dark chocolate ganache.

Chocolate 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 Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate 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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
37%
Sugar
64g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Protein
10g
19%
Carbs
117g
39%
Vitamin A
31µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.9%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
131mg
13%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
181µg
45%
Folic acid
83µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
36%
Magnesium
80mg
20%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
22%
Phosphorus
271mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
322mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24%
Sodium
529mg
22%
Sugars, added
62g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
38.1%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
10%