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Lovelight Chocolate Cake Recipe

Lovelight Chocolate Cake Recipe

—Eilene Bogar, Minier, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, divided
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and remaining sugar. Add oil and 1/2 cup buttermilk; beat 1 minute. Add the yolks, chocolate and remaining buttermilk; beat 1 minute. Fold in egg white mixture. Pour into two greased 9-in. round baking pans.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, cream butter and cream cheese. Add confectioners' sugar alternately with milk. Gradually add chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Frost cake. Cover and chill. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 475 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 85 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.