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Dark Chocolate Cake recipe



This recipe features an icing made with cream cheese, cocoa, and cinnamon frosts this dark chocolate cake for an elegant dessert.

Cook: 30 mins
Additional: 20 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins
Prep: 30 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 3 – 9 inch round pans


– 2 cups boiling water
– 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking soda
– ½ teaspoon baking powder
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 cup butter, softened
– 2 ¼ cups white sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions / Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 – 9 inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans.

Step 3

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow cooling.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 427 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 63.5g; fat 18.3g; cholesterol 102.7mg; sodium 462.6mg.

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