Our Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 13x9 inch cake pan.
  2. Cream together the shortening and the white sugar. Add the melted chocolate and eggs, mix well.
  3. Sift the flour with baking soda and salt. Add alternately with 1 cup milk to shortening mixture. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the center of the cake comes out clean. Once cool frost with Coffee Frosting.
  5. To Make Frosting: Mix together instant or leftover coffee, 1/4 cup milk or cream, cocoa powder, butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar until of spreading consistency.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 7979.54 Kcal (33409 kJ)
Calories from fat 1913.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 212.64g 327%
Cholesterol 516.67mg 172%
Sodium 2716.06mg 113%
Potassium 1929mg 41%
Total Carbs 1521.26g 507%
Sugars 1294.87g 5179%
Dietary Fiber 23.86g 95%
Protein 54.58g 109%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 28%
Iron 9.3mg 51%
Calcium 539.5mg 54%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 361.52 Kcal (1514 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.63g 327%
Cholesterol 23.41mg 172%
Sodium 123.05mg 113%
Potassium 87.4mg 41%
Total Carbs 68.92g 507%
Sugars 58.67g 5179%
Dietary Fiber 1.08g 95%
Protein 2.47g 109%
Iron 0.4mg 51%
Calcium 24.4mg 54%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 176.5
  • 223

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

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

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