Chocoholic cake

Posted 11/5/18

By: Mary John Resch

I tried this recipe over the weekend and think it would make a great Valentine Day dessert. (I realize that Ash Wednesday and Valentine Day both fall on Wednesday the 14th this …

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By: Mary John Resch

I tried this recipe over the weekend and think it would make a great Valentine Day dessert. (I realize that Ash Wednesday and Valentine Day both fall on Wednesday the 14th this year so you may choose to celebrate on Mardi Gras.) At any rate you chocolate lovers should enjoy this dessert and you’ll have enough to share with friends and perhaps to freeze some for later.
Of course a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream will only make this cake better!

CHOCOHOLIC CAKE
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
6 1.55-oz. milk chocolate candy bars, melted and
cooled slightly
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped pecans
5 1/2 ounces chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure coffee extract (optional)
Powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add melted candy bars. Add flour, soda and salt to the melted chocolate mixture, alternately with the buttermilk. Add pecans, chocolate syrup and vanilla and coffee extracts.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Use a cake tester or toothpick to test for doneness. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing. Sift powdered sugar over the cake, if desired.

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