Chocolate Cake

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11Ingredients
75Minutes
460Calories

Ingredients

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  • 12 ounces dark chocolate (chopped, plus extra, shaved into curls, to decorate)
  • 14 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/3 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup cream (whipped)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds (toasted)
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    Directions

    1. Grease 2 deep 8 inch cake pans and line bases with baking paper. Grease paper.
    2. Melt 3 oz chocolate and 1/2 cup of water in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Allow to cool. Cream butter, vanilla and brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate mixture and yogurt, then sifted flour in 2 batches. Spread into prepared pans. Bake for 40 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean. Turn on to wire rack to cool.
    3. Melt remaining chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir in sour cream, then gradually stir in sifted powdered sugar. Refrigerate until thick.
    4. Split cold cakes in half. Using three-quarters of the icing, layer the cakes on top of each other. Spread top with remaining icing. Spread sides with whipped cream and press on toasted almonds. Decorate with chocolate curls.
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    NutritionView More

    460Calories
    Sodium6% DV140mg
    Fat46% DV30g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs14% DV43g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories460Calories from Fat270
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol105mg35%
    Sodium140mg6%
    Potassium260mg7%
    Protein5g10%
    Calories from Fat270
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate43g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars35g70%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium8%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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