Recipe by The Pellettiere's
"This is an old Italian family recipe for a cake we make at every big holiday. We actually lost the recipe for a while, and holidays just weren't the same. Then were overjoyed to recover it after a friend reminded us we had given it to her! We call it 'The Cake That Saved Christmas.' A chocolate delight any gangster would love."
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Dutch process cocoa powder
sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons
Dutch process cocoa powder
2 2/3 cups
BOY HOWDY! Was this ever one of the best KNOCK-YOUR-SOX-OFF chocolate cakes. Yum Yum! Light, fluffy, moist, and soooo chocolatey (I used 2/3c cocoa in cake). Many thanks to the Pellettieres for a great cake! It WOULD be a shame to lose this one!
This was only okay. I had to add extra butter to get it to cream properly. The cake was very moist, but not very chocolatey or flavorful.
I have made this cake a few times now, it is always a success!!!
This cake took a long time to make but was well received by a crowd. I thought it was too dense.
This cake was absolutely fantastic! I added slightly more cocoa than the recipe called for, and the result was a rich, dense, smooth, melt in your mouth cake. WARNING: THIS CAKE IS FOR VERY SERIOUS CHOCOLATE LOVERS. The frosting was great too, but this cake is so wonderful, a light dusting with powdered sugar would be just fine. I will make this again. Thank you so much for such a great recipe.
Since we share the same name as the submitters of this recipe- we had to try it! Wondering if there is some relation too! The cake was great. Very dark, and very rich. Not too hard to make. We used 2 8 1/2 inch round pans. Wonderful!
The first time I made this cake, I used all-purpose flour (because I didn't have cake flour), and I made a LAYER cake out of it. It was *really* dense...My chocoholic mom LOVED it. The second time I made it, I followed directions carefully, using cake flour and a 9x13" pan. My chocoholic father-in-law loved it. Both times my hubby loved it. I guess it's foolproof!
I LOVE this cake. I have made it many times and it always turns out perfect. Even the baking time is 100% which is amazing, as ovens and weather etc often affect how long it takes. Haven't tried the icing, though.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mafioso Chocolate Cake
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 340
** Calories from Fat: 114
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