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  • Summary

    Icing imperfections disappear when you sprinkle this double-chocolate cake with toasted coconut or ground nuts. Paper umbrellas are an effortless, sunny finish.

    Ingredients

    • Unsalted butter, for pans
    • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 1/2 cups sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
    • 1 1/4 cups warm water
    • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • Make-Ahead Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
    • Toasted coconut, for decorating (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 512 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 18.52%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.68%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 2 mg 0.51%
    • Sodium: 990 mg 41.25%
    • Calcium: 84 mg 8.43%
    • Potassium: 306 mg 8.74%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 20.4%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 108 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 24%
    • Sugar: 69 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.36%
    • Vitamin C 0.64%
    • Vitamin D 0.1%
    • * 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 - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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