Heavenly Chocolate Cake

Staff Writer
Heavenly Chocolate Cake
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
798
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
51g
78%
Sugar
44g
N/A
Saturated Fat
30g
100%
Cholesterol
162mg
54%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
78g
26%
Vitamin A
338µg
38%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.1%
Vitamin C
0.7mg
1.2%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
122mg
12%
Fiber
8g
33%
Folate (food)
33µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
108µg
27%
Folic acid
44µg
N/A
Iron
8mg
43%
Magnesium
142mg
35%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
312mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
468mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.9%
Sodium
516mg
21%
Sugars, added
42g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.3%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
26%

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