Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake
Staff Writer
Chocolate Cake
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. 

Ready in
1 h, 10 m
8
Servings
647
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.

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
31g
47%
Sugar
50g
N/A
Saturated Fat
19g
96%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
7g
15%
Carbs
92g
31%
Vitamin A
243µg
27%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
32mg
3%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
66mg
16%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.2%
Phosphorus
138mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
225mg
6%
Sodium
507mg
21%
Sugars, added
50g
N/A
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%