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    This deep, rich confection topped with fudgy frosting is ideal for special occasions or simply for chocolate lovers. Martha's uses Valrhona cocoa powder; for best results, use the highest-quality ingredients you can find. For an impressive presentation, let the layers cool completely before assembling, dust off any loose crumbs, and use the better layer for the top.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup Valrhona cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
    • 3/4 cup strong coffee, boiling
    • 1 cup milk, room temperature
    • 2 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
    • 2 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • 4 large eggs, room temperature
    • Ultimate Chocolate Frosting

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1187 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 59 g 90.63%
    • Saturated Fat: 30 g 147.81%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 95 mg 31.54%
    • Sodium: 548 mg 22.85%
    • Calcium: 68 mg 6.77%
    • Potassium: 502 mg 14.36%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 36.51%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 172 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.51%
    • Sugar: 122 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 22.3%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 3.89%
    • * 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 - Fat12
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs9
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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