• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    This 1 layer 6 inch chocolate cake serves 4, so it's perfect for any occasion requiring a scaled down cake. You can also use this chocolate cake batter to make a small batch of chocolate cupcakes. For best success, review the recipe notes before starting.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (62g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
    • 1/4 cup (21g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
    • one 4-ounce quality semi-sweet chocolate bar (113g), finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
    • optional garnish: raspberries, mint, and/or sprinkles

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 530 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 34 g 51.9%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 71.13%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 37 mg 12.24%
    • Sodium: 265 mg 11.05%
    • Calcium: 55 mg 5.51%
    • Potassium: 152 mg 4.33%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.26%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 60 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.43%
    • Sugar: 42 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 9.22%
    • Vitamin C 0.55%
    • Vitamin D 4.76%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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