Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Spiderweb
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Spiderweb
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    In name alone, a devil's food cake is an obvious choice for a Halloween dessert. This one will far exceed your expectations of deep chocolaty naughtiness hidden under a fluff of espresso-tinged frosting. (If your trick-or-treaters are too young to embrace the slightly adult bitterness the coffee flavor adds, feel free to substitute a couple of teaspoons of good old vanilla extract.) Have some fun with a very tasty spiderweb—you'll want to eat it rather than shriek and brush it off.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup boiling-hot water
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 4 large eggs, warmed in very warm water 10 minutes
    • 3 large egg whites
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 6 tablespoons water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (optional; see cooks' note, below)
    • Equipment: 3 (9- by 2-inch) round cake pans; a pastry bag with writing tip (slightly less than 1/8 inch); a handheld electric mixer

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 919 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 33 g 51.33%
    • Saturated Fat: 18 g 88.32%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 107 mg 35.68%
    • Sodium: 583 mg 24.3%
    • Calcium: 69 mg 6.9%
    • Potassium: 359 mg 10.25%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.87%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 133 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.86%
    • Sugar: 103 g
    • Protein: 27 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 9.87%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 1.94%
    • * 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 - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs7
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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