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Chocolate Rapture Cake

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe I have had since 1954. I use a cream cheese frosting."
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servings 332
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9 inch 2 layer cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch, round cake pans.
  2. Sift together cake flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add shortening, chocolate, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs, and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in coconut. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool, and frost.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 332 calories; 15.1 47.7 4.5 32 297 Full nutrition

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my husband is a confirmed chocoholic and he said this cake was only ok. it had way to much coconut.

I made this cake for my dad for Father's Day, and it was great. The only changes I made were to add a little more chocolate and I took it out of the oven after about 20 min. I am definitely not ...

I am a chocolate lover. That being said, this was not chocolatey enough for me. I was going to frost it with Rick's Buttercream but with the lack of chocolate, I changed direction and put a fren...

Made this for Christmas dinner. Moist and delicious! I thought the directions were a bit off too, but I figured it out. Didn't have quite enough coconut - maybe 3/4 cup, which was plenty - but ...