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Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake or Chocolate gateau (from French: gâteau au chocolat) is a cake flavored with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or both.

Chocolate cake is made with chocolate. It can also be made with other ingredients, as well. These ingredients include fudge, vanilla creme, and other sweeteners. The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones. In 1828, Coenraad van Houten of the Netherlands developed a mechanical extraction method for extracting the fat from cacao liquor resulting in cacao butter and the partly defatted cacao, a compacted mass of solids that could be sold as it was "rock cacao" or ground into powder.

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Christmas devil’s chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting

Ingredients Chocolate Cake 1/2 cup (40 grams) Scharffen Berger unsweetened cocoa 3/4 cup (180 ml) boiling water 3/4 cup (168 grams) room temperature butter 1 1/2 (300 grams) brown sugar 3 eggs 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 3/4 cup (180 ml) Greek yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting 1/2 cup (113 grams) room temperature butter 1 cup (226 grams) room temperature cream cheese 3 cups (360 grams) powder sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 4 oz (113 grams) chopped peppermint bark Decorations Christmas candy Chocolate dipped candy cane

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