Elegant Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team March 20, 2020

Try this elegant chocolate cake recipe next time you have guests over. Serve it up as an impressive dessert to end off the meal.

 

How To Make Elegant Chocolate Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14 oz caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped, plus more as optional topping)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and milk. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

  2. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Transfer to a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  4. In a heavy saucepan, combine caramels and water. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth.

  5. Add pecans and let cool slightly.

  6. Cut the cake into squares or slices and drizzle with warm caramel sauce. Serve topped with whipped cream and pecans if desired.

How To Make Elegant Chocolate Cake

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14 oz caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped, plus more as optional topping
  • Whipped cream, optional

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and milk. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

  2. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Transfer to a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  4. In a heavy saucepan, combine caramels and water. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth.

  5. Add pecans and let cool slightly.

  6. Cut the cake into squares or slices and drizzle with warm caramel sauce. Serve topped with whipped cream and pecans if desired.

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