Heavenly Chocolate Cake

Heavenly Chocolate Cake
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

This cake is a truly a taste of heaven. The beautiful white icing pairs perfectly with the rich chocolate flavor. Serve it for any occasion, and you're good to go. 

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12
Servings
859
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 5 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup baking cocoa
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup water

For the frosting

  • 12 Ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 18 Ounces PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 Teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

For the cake

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.

Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For the frosting

Fill and frost as desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
57%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
110g
85%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
160µg
23%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
118mg
12%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
118µg
30%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
124mg
18%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
341mg
23%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
56g
2%
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.