Cocoa cake

  • Servings : 12 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 50m
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Going to receive visits at home and want to prepare a simple, fast and delicious cake for snack? This cocoa cake is perfect for the occasion, it’s very easy to prepare and has excellent presentation!

Cocoa cake | Food From Portugal
Cocoa cake | Food From Portugal

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  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) butter
  • 150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan (24 x 8 centimeters (9 1/2-inch diameter with 3 1/4-inch-high sides)) with margarine and dust with flour.

    Step 2

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the eggs, sugar and the butter until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add the cocoa and the lemon zest and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a creamy and homogeneous mixture.
      Cocoa cake | Food From Portugal

    Step 3

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan
      Cocoa cake | Food From Portugal
      and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 4

    1. Turn off the oven and unmold the cake to a plate. Let cool completely and serve.

Cocoa cake

Nutrition facts per serving (12 slices)

Calories: 148

Total Fat: 5 g(7%)

Saturated Fat: 3 g(14%)

Cholesterol: 64 mg(21%)

Sodium: 46 mg(2%)

Total Carbohydrate: 23.5 g(8%)

Protein: 3.5 g

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Cocoa cake | Food From Portugal

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