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
835
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
114g
88%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
333mg
48%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
562mg
37%
Water
50g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.