George Washington Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: March 24, 2022
George Washington Chocolate Cake Recipe

How To Make George Washington Chocolate Cake

Chocolate and cherry goodness in one? This moist chocolate cake delivers decadence, with tart cherry slices, and a delectable choco-cherry frosting!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1ozunsweetened chocolate,(4 squares), chopped
  • ½cupshortening
  • 2cupswhite sugar
  • 2eggs
  • ¾cupwater
  • ¾cupbuttermilk
  • ½cupmaraschino cherries,drained, juice reserved

For Chocolate Cherry Frosting:

  • 1ozunsweetened chocolate,(1 square), chopped
  • ½cupbutter
  • 4cupsconfectioners’ sugar
  • ¼tspalmond extract
  • cupmaraschino cherry juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round pans.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. On top of a double boiler, heat the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

  4. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the melted chocolate.

  5. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the water and buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.

  6. Finely chop the cherries and fold in. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  7. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Chocolate Cherry Frosting:

  1. On top of a double boiler, heat the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, confectioners’ sugar, melted chocolate, and almond extract. Cream with an electric mixer.

  3. Add the reserved cherry juice by the tablespoon until the frosting reaches desired consistency.

  4. Fill and frost the cupcakes with the chocolate cherry frosting, then serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 709.82kcal
  • Fat: 19.72g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.86g
  • Trans Fat: 1.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 131.90g
  • Fiber: 1.92g
  • Sugar: 112.42g
  • Protein: 4.34g
  • Cholesterol: 47.70mg
  • Sodium: 380.64mg
  • Calcium: 70.35mg
  • Potassium: 183.04mg
  • Iron: 2.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 78.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 66.40mg
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