Real Simple Frosting Recipe • 1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate, chopped • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), at room temperature Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl set over (but not in) a saucepan of simmering water, stirring often, until melted. Let cool to room temperature (do not let it solidify). Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. With the mixer running, slowly add the chocolate and beat until combined and smooth.
I would like have the frosting recipe that is on the cake shown. Please email me with the frosting recipe. I cannot imagine you posting a cake recipe without the frosting recipe shown to ?
makes 12 LARGE cupcakes great recipe!!!
Does it take 1 cup of water?? Water is not in the list of ingredients...
I have not tried but will give it a shot soon. Looks great! In the meantime you cut the recipes calories in half by making the serving 16 instead of 8 servings. I imagine that this cake could also be made in a 13 x 9 pan and no one would carve that into eight pieces! Better yet, you could cut it into 24 pieces (4 x 6) if you made it in a pan. I have been of sugar now for 3 months and feel great. Finally have the sweet tooth under control. Strangely, the portion problem is also under control and I can have a small slice ( like 1/24 of a pan) and be completely satisfied. Cured a 50 year habit in just under a month.
Really?!?!!? It's CHOCOLATE CAKE...it's supposed to have a "high calorie count"!!! LOL!!
Fantastic! This cake is so rich, dense, moist and fudgy. Just what I was looking for. I made it for a family gathering and everyone loved it. I used a basic chocolate meringue buttercream instead of the frosting suggested. And for those of you worried about calories... How often to you really eat something so decadent? Sometimes you have to treat yourself. Also, I can not see anyone eating 1/8th of this cake as a serving. I know we got AT LEAST 16 servings out of it. And yes, regular exercise is key to being able to occasionally enjoy such things!
This cake was SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! It is now officially my standard chocolate cake. Dense, moist, still fluffy, and rich. It is not very difficult to make. I frosted with a homemade butter cream, and it was awesome. I ate a ton of it by myself, but like another reviewer said, it serves more than 8, and a thinner slice is more than sufficient because it is so rich (make sure you have a glass of milk handy!) Enjoy! : )
If you all would put on your running shoes and move your body every once in a while, you wouldn't have to worry about the calories so much!
I wonder if anyone has used this recipe to make cupcakes? I wonder about the difference in baking time. Oh, and if you don't like the calorie count, find another website.
Big fat yummers!
I made this for Easter...It was a hit! It served many more than 8. It was very rich so a small slice was perfect. I highly recommend this and will be saving the recipe to make it again.
A great BIG YEAH! for all the people that wrote in complaining about the calorie counters. I'm like Wanderdust; I just want to know if someone has tried it, how it turned out, and if they have any tips that would help me during the preparation. It's MY choice what I eat. I wrote in asking about the 'Ginger Ale Ham'; it was the same scenario, i.e. blah, blah, blah about the sodium content. I still don't know if it is any good or not. There are times that quite frankly I don't care how much fat or calories something has in it. It's not like I eat this type of thing morning, noon, and night every day. Lighten up people; enjoy some of what life has to offer. If you're so very concerned about the nutritional value of everything you eat, why don't you stick with websites that are specifically dedicated to that type of food? So...has anyone tried it yet?!!?
I wish someone would say how it turned out rather than comment on the calories. Was it rich and decadent? If you are going to have chocolate cake, it should be yummy! What's the point of eating dry, butter-less, sugarless sawdust? Have your cake and eat it, too.
I was going to say something about those calories, but after seeing the other comments I apparently am not the only one who believes your choice of high calorie recipes is ridiculous. You might want to consider reading and visiting "Taste of Home" as a role model. This is not the first time I questioned your choice of a high calorie dish.
Everyone who is panicking about the caloric content of this recipe is being hysterical. Food (including chocolate cake) is not the enemy, and someone with a varied, reasonable diet and no chronic medical conditions can absolutely eat this once in a while without fear of imminent, painful death. Every day? Certainly not. But I am tired of people saying that certain foods are inherently bad. (Except high fructose corn syrup. That is in fact inherently bad.) Furthermore, there is no inherent virtue in cooking light--although apparently there is a considerable amount of self-righteousness involved.
You've got to be kidding!! 5 sticks of butter to serve 8 people. Sounds good, but this is heart attack haven!
1306 calories! Yikes. No wonder our country has 25% obesity with recipes like this. I'll stick to cooking light where I can have my cake and eat it too.
Have not yet but will do so ASAP!