Best Ever Chocolate Cake

  • Recipe Serves: 16
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 35 min
  • Chill Time 45 min

Ingredients:

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup Country Crock® Buttery Sticks
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Country Crock® Buttery Sticks
  • 1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. CAKE: Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in In medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat sugar with Country Crock® Buttery Sticks in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately beat in flour mixture and chocolate milk just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pans; smooth tops with spatula.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; remove parchment paper and cool completely.
  5. FROSTING: Bring cream and Country Crock® Buttery Sticks just to a boil in small saucepan or in microwave. Pour cream over chocolate chips in medium bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Chill just until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Put chocolate mixture in bowl and beat with electric mixer on medium-high, just until mixture becomes lighter in color and a frosting consistency (do not overbeat).
  6. Place one cake layer on serving platter. Spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer; frost with remaining frosting.

For Mini Cupcakes: Line 96 mini muffin cups with mini cupcake liners. Prepare batter according to recipe above. Evenly spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Portion 1 serving Servings Per Conatiner Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Portion 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470
Calories from Fat 240
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 290 mg
Total Carbs 57 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 41 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 6 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 15 %
Potassium 233 mg
Omega-3 0 g
Omega-6 1 g
Vitamin D 0 %
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