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Print Claudine's Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Claudine's Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is my family's favorite Chocolate Cake. I developed this from several very old Chocolate Cake recipes I found in my Mother's recipe box.
* Exported from MasterCook *
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2 cups Sugar
2 cups All purpose flour- sifted
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Baking soda
1 cup Buttermilk
1 stick Crisco
1/2 cup Butter
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
4 Tb Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Pecans - chopped
1 tsp Cinnamon

1 stick Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
4 Tb Cocoa powder
1 cup Pecans - chopped
1 (16 oz.) box Powdered sugar - sifted
6 to 8 Tb Buttermilk

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 inch pan
Preheat oven, grease and flour cake pan.

Measure the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
Put water, Crisco, butter and cocoa powder in sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Pour slowly over sugar and flour, beat until well blended. Add the buttermilk and soda to this mixture and blend thoroughly. Add eggs, cinnamon and vanilla, beat for 3 minutes. Fold in the pecans.
Pour chocolate cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake chocolate cake to perfection.

For Chocolate Cake Frosting:

Sift powdered sugar into mixing bowl.
In a saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk, bring to a boil.
Pour over powdered sugar, add vanilla and pecans, mix well.
Frost Claudine's Chocolate Cake in pan while both frosting and cake are still warm.
Store cake in covered container.

Serves 16
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 140 g
Calories 521
Calories from Fat 241
Total Fat 26.7g 41%
Saturated Fat 11.1g 55%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 196mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 69.3g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 54.3g
Protein 4.9g
Vitamin A 8% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 5% • Iron 9%

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!