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    A simple cake that looks fancy (thanks to a decadent chocolate glaze) is perfect for the novice baker. If you have extra glaze, pour it into a jar and place it in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Use it as a spread on warm toast or as a dip for fresh strawberries. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 cup finely chopped unsweetened chocolate
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter
    • 2/3 cup heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons rum or brandy (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 5553 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 317 g 488.25%
    • Saturated Fat: 171 g 853.6%
    • Trans Fat: 8 g %
    • Cholesterol: 692 mg 230.81%
    • Sodium: 4596 mg 191.51%
    • Calcium: 633 mg 63.33%
    • Potassium: 2165 mg 61.85%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 23 mg 127.89%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 666 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 38 g 151.56%
    • Sugar: 378 g
    • Protein: 79 g
    • Alcohol: 11 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 30 g
    • Vitamin A 162.29%
    • Vitamin C 27.27%
    • Vitamin D 25.94%
    • * 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 - Fat61
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs24
    • Exchange - Starch18
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol1
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total20 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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