Deep Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

Recipe Time

Prep: 45 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 352
Fat 10 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 4 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 64 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 295 mg
Calcium 10 mg

Ingredients

Cake:
Cooking spray
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup sifted natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups brewed coffee, at room temperature
2/3 cup canola oil
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Frosting:
3 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

1. Place a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 350°. Coat 2 (9- x 1 1/2 -inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Cover bottoms of pans with parchment paper. Coat parchment with cooking spray; set aside.

2. To make cake: Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, whisking well. In a separate medium bowl, combine coffee, oil, egg whites, vinegar, and vanilla, whisking well. Combine coffee mixture and flour mixture, whisking until smooth. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans; tap pans on a work surface to break air pockets.

3. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers of cakes comes out clean (30-35 minutes). Cool in pans on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Run a knife around outside edges of cakes; invert cakes onto cooling rack. Remove parchment; cool completely on rack.

4. To make frosting: Place egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt in a large deep heatproof bowl set over about 1 1/2 inches of simmering water; beat with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until peaks form when beaters are lifted (about 7 minutes). Remove bowl from saucepan; continue beating until frosting is cool (about 3 minutes). Beat in vanilla.

5. Carefully place 1 cake layer on a plate. Using a spatula, spread a layer of frosting over top of cake; top with remaining cake. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of entire cake.

Lori Longbotham,

Health

April 2011
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