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Cake with Bitter Chocolate Frosting

 Cake with Bitter Chocolate Frosting

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Grease a 25 cm round spring form pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  • In a bowl, whisk the cocoa powder and boiling water until completely combined.
  • Set the mixture aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. The flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. It would be better if you sifted all of the ingredients so that any lumps break down (especially in the baking soda) and the mixture becomes fluffy.
  • In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together for 5 minutes, until the mixture almost becomes a cream.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and beating well after each addition. If the mixture seems like it is going to split, add a spoonful of the flour mixture and continue beating.
  • Add the vanilla and beat.
  • Stop mixer and use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the cocoa powder and beat for 1 minute until completely combined.
  • Remove mixing bowl from stand and add the flour mixture in 3 batches. Stir with a spatula until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Transfer to spring form pan.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes. Insert a toothpick in to the cake and when it comes out clean and dry the cake is ready.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Turn cake out of pan and cut in half, lengthwise with a serrated knife.
  • Prepare the frosting while the cake is baking.
  • Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder in to a bowl.
  • Add the melted butter and chocolate milk.
  • Whisk to combine and until the icing sugar dissolves. You can also do this in a mixer but it is not necessary.
  • Spread half of the frosting over the bottom layer of cake.
  • Cover with top layer and spread the remaining frosting on top.
  • You can also make half of the frosting recipe and spread it on the top only, without having to slice the cake in half.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

720
Calories (kcal)
36 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

29.5
Total Fat (g)
42 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

17.9
Saturated Fat (g)
90 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

102.0
Total Carbs (g)
39 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

81.0
Sugars (g)
90 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

8.4
Protein (g)
17 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

6.5
Fibre (g)
26 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.83
Sodium (g)
14 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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