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Mafioso Chocolate Cake

Mafioso Chocolate Cake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
The Pellettiere's

The Pellettiere's

This is an old Italian family recipe for a cake we make at every big holiday. We actually lost the recipe for a while, and holidays just weren't the same. Then were overjoyed to recover it after a friend reminded us we had given it to her! We call it 'The Cake That Saved Christmas.' A chocolate delight any gangster would love.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup cocoa and 3/4 cup boiling water; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, dissolve baking soda in the sour cream by stirring them together.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups sugar. Gradually mix in the sour cream mixture and cocoa mixture alternately with the dry ingredients. Beat until fluffy. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in the egg whites and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  4. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan and pour the batter into it. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Frost with La Famiglia Chocolate Frosting (below).
  5. To Make La Famiglia Chocolate Frosting: Cream 6 tablespoons butter or margarine in a small bowl. Add 3/4 cup cocoa and confectioner's sugar alternately with milk; beat until spreading consistency. More or less milk can be used depending on the texture you want. Blend in the vanilla. This yields about 2 cups of frosting.
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Reviews

MAGGIE MCGUIRE
14

MAGGIE MCGUIRE

9/13/2003

BOY HOWDY! Was this ever one of the best KNOCK-YOUR-SOX-OFF chocolate cakes. Yum Yum! Light, fluffy, moist, and soooo chocolatey (I used 2/3c cocoa in cake). Many thanks to the Pellettieres for a great cake! It WOULD be a shame to lose this one!

JPETEY
13

JPETEY

9/23/2003

I have made this cake a few times now, it is always a success!!!

schmerna
11

schmerna

9/23/2003

This cake took a long time to make but was well received by a crowd. I thought it was too dense.

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