Chocolate Pinwheel Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Pinwheel Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 9 inch pans with parchment paper. Cut 9 inch circles, so bottoms will be smooth. Springform pans are preferred.
  2. Melt 2 squares chocolate in saucepan over low heat. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together cake flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and soda.
  4. In a large bowl, with electric mixer, blend 1/2 cup shortening, 1 1/4 cup evaporated milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat with mixer 2 minutes at medium speed.
  5. Add 2 eggs and mix until eggs are just blended. Add the melted 2 squares of chocolate (drizzle in while blending). Beat 1 minute at medium speed. Divide batter into two 9 inch pans.
  6. Melt remaining 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate. Drizzle melted chocolate in ring shape onto batter, about 1 to 2 inches from edge. Using a butter knife or thin spatula, swirl chocolate into pinwheel pattern with a large circular motion. Don't swirl too much as you want chunks to remain. Press knife or spatula all the way to bottom of pan as you swirl.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely.
  8. To make the filling: Melt 1 square of chocolate. In a large bowl, combine 2/3 cup shortening, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and water. Add melted chocolate and beat on high speed for 10 minutes.
  9. Using a long serrated knife, divide each cooled cake into 2 layers. Spread filling between layers. Use prettiest pinwheel layer as top layer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4408.61 Kcal (18458 kJ)
Calories from fat 3122.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 346.93g 534%
Cholesterol 436.98mg 146%
Sodium 3797.01mg 158%
Potassium 5969.47mg 127%
Total Carbs 344.91g 115%
Sugars 236.29g 945%
Dietary Fiber 26.12g 104%
Protein 54.91g 110%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 13%
Iron 9.8mg 55%
Calcium 2419.5mg 242%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 383.53 Kcal (1606 kJ)
Calories from fat 271.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.18g 534%
Cholesterol 38.02mg 146%
Sodium 330.33mg 158%
Potassium 519.32mg 127%
Total Carbs 30.01g 115%
Sugars 20.56g 945%
Dietary Fiber 2.27g 104%
Protein 4.78g 110%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 13%
Iron 0.9mg 55%
Calcium 210.5mg 242%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 116.3
  • 130

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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