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  • Summary

    This rich cake is topped with edible flowers and makes any meal a celebration.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
    • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa, plus more for dusting
    • 2 1/4 cups sugar
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 2 teaspoons cognac (optional)
    • 30 edible pansies, stems trimmed

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 785 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 52 g 79.85%
    • Saturated Fat: 32 g 160.2%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 108 mg 36.09%
    • Sodium: 225 mg 9.38%
    • Calcium: 61 mg 6.11%
    • Potassium: 109 mg 3.12%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.11%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 64 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.86%
    • Sugar: 36 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 26.61%
    • Vitamin C 0.4%
    • Vitamin D 8.89%
    • * 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 - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • 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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