With this Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe, you will create a moist and decadent cake that will impress your guests.
This delicious cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion because everyone loves chocolate!
If you don’t like chocolate, there are many other delicious flavors to choose from- add vanilla buttercream and make this irresistible cake even more memorable! The recipe is courtesy of Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, and it is perfect for beginner bakers.
How to make Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup water (plus 2 teaspoons)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten with a fork in a small bowl, then set aside.
- ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted butter.
1. preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Grease and flour a 10″ x 4″ baking pan.
3. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, and salt; set aside.
4. In a large bowl, mix the water, eggs, and oil with a fork or wire whisk until blended; then add sifted dry ingredients to the water mixture and mix well until blended (batter will be runny).
5. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
6. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Cool; then frost with Cocoa Buttercream Icing (see below).
8. Decorate with candy and sprinkles, if desired.
9. Allow cake to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition facts of Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe
Price Of Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe
The price of Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe is around $4.72-4.77.
History of Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe
In his book A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, and Jamaica, the first recorded recipe for what would now be considered a chocolate dessert was published in 1724 by English author and doctor Sir Hans Sloane.
However, the first chocolate recipes were published several years earlier in Spain. At that time, around 1650, chocolate was still a beverage, and it had not yet been developed into an ingredient for desserts.
Health Benefits of Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe
Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe is a delicious dessert made up of cocoa butter, the main ingredient of chocolate. Chocolate contains what are called phenolic substances, flavones, and coumarins.
Phenolic substances have antioxidant properties and thus can have positive effects on our health when consumed.
Like the ones found in cocoa, flavanoids protect us against free radical damage and help maintain cholesterol levels within the normal range.
Can I Freeze It?
Yes, you can; I recommend freezing it in a covered container and then thawing it before serving. You can even freeze the cake in portions, then when ready to serve, refrigerate the remaining amount until ready to be done.
How Long to Freeze Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe?
I suggest freezing your Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe for up to 3 months. The best way is to put the cake into a good-quality freezer bag; you don’t need too much room if it is twisted shut.
Is It Suitable For Pregnant Women?
Yes, it is suitable for pregnant women. I would suggest that you eat your Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe while it is still frozen, as this will make sure that the ingredients are not kept too long at room temperature.
Is It Suitable For Breastfeeding Women?
Yes, it is suitable for breastfeeding women. I would suggest that you keep the cake in the freezer, or if you have leftovers from your Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe and plan on storing them in the fridge, make sure that the portions are wrapped up and sealed tightly in plastic wrap.
Is It Good For Heart Patients?
Yes, it is good for heart patients. Cocoa products can help lower the risk of coronary artery disease. Chocolate contains flavonoids and phenolic acids that reduce LDL or bad cholesterol while increasing your HDL or good cholesterol.
Is It Good For Diabetics?
Yes, it is very low in saturated fat, and thus it is suitable for people with diabetes. When diabetic foods are being advocated for dessert by diabetes educators, chocolate cake recipes are often suggested.
Is It Gluten-Free?
Yes, it is gluten-free. I would suggest that you make your Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe from scratch. This way, you can always check that your chocolate recipe has not been contaminated by cross-contamination from wheat or other sources of gluten.
Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe is a divine dessert that will leave you craving for more. If you love chocolate and want to share a special dessert with someone you love, I recommend giving this recipe a go.