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Chocolate Harvest Cake

Makes: 14 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Chill 30 mins
Chocolate Harvest Cake
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  buttermilk
  • 1  cup  water
  • 2/3  cup  cooking oil
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  ounce  cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3  cup  canned pumpkin
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream
  • 4  ounces  semisweet chocolate, chopped
  •  Seedless red grapes, whole blackberries or raspberries, toasted hazelnuts, or shredded orange peel
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans; set aside.

2. In an extra-large bowl combine buttermilk, water, oil, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and salt. Using a large wire whisk, whisk until well combined. Add flour and cocoa powder; whisk vigorously until smooth. Divide batter between prepared pans.

3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

4. In a medium bowl whisk together cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, and cinnamon until thickened. Place one cake layer on plate. Spread filling over top. Top with second cake layer.

5. In a saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over cake, allowing glaze to drip down sides. Chill until set, about 30 minutes. Top with grapes and/or other desired toppers. Makes 14 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Harvest Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 14,
  • cal. (kcal) 431,
  • Fat, total (g) 23,
  • chol. (mg) 60,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 53,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 11,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 37,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 1263,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 36,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 254,
  • Potassium (mg) 126,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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