Dark Chocolate Cake I

Dark Chocolate Cake I

Desserts Chocolate Dark Chocolate

This recipe features an icing made with cream cheese, cocoa, and cinnamon frosts this dark chocolate cake for an elegant dessert.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 427
Preparation time: 30m
Total cooking time: 1h 20m


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 - 9 inch round cake pans. In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2   In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans.
  • 3   Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 18.3g 28%
    Saturated Fat 11.0g  
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 463mg 19%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 63.5g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Protein 6.6g 13%
Sugars 38g  
Vitamin A 554IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 40mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 45mg  
Folate 63mcg