Velvet Chocolate Cake

Velvet Chocolate Cake

  • Recipe Serves: 12
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 40 min

Ingredients:

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Country Crock® Baking Sticks
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk*
  • 6 squares (1 oz. ea.) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped and melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 6 squares (1 oz. ea.) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Country Crock® Spreadable Sticks
  • 1 box (10 oz.) confectioners sugar (about 3-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside.
  3. For cake, in large bowl with electric mixer Country Crock® Baking Sticks until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk until blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pans; smooth tops with spatula.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
  5. For frosting, bring cream just to the boiling point in small saucepan; remove from heat.
  6. Pour cream over chocolate in small bowl and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth; let cool slightly.
  7. Beat Country Crock® Spreadable Sticks in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
  8. Add sugar and beat until blended.
  9. Beat in chocolate mixture until smooth.
  10. Frost cake and refrigerate before serving. Garnish, if desired, with shredded coconut.

*Substitution: Use 1-1/4 cups milk blended with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice; let stand 1 minute.

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 640
Calories from Fat 350
Total Fat 39 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Total Carbs 65 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 48 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 10 %
Potassium 119 mg
Omega-6 0 g
Vitamin C 0 %
Vitamin A 4 %
Pantothenic acid 0 mg
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