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Caffè Borgia Cake

Makes 16 servings

  about 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine
 3 1/3 cups sugar
 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
 2 large eggs
 1 cup sour cream
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  about 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1/3 cup orange-flavor liqueur
Step 1

In a bowl, beat 1 cup butter, 1 1/3 cups sugar, cocoa, and chocolate with a mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and sour cream. Beat until well mixed.

Step 2

Mix together soda, baking powder, and 2 cups flour. Stir into batter, then beat to blend well.

Step 3

Butter and flour-dust a 10- to 12-cup tube pan. Scrape batter into pan and spread level. Bake in a 325° oven until cake just begins to pull from pan sides and center springs back when lightly pressed, about 1 hour.

Step 4

Meanwhile, in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan over high heat, stir 2 cups sugar with 1 cup water until sugar dissolves. Remove syrup from heat and add liqueur.

Step 5

Run a knife blade between cake and pan. Let cake cool in pan on a rack for about 10 minutes; invert cake onto rack, then tip cake back into pan. With a thin skewer, pierce cake to pan, making holes an inch apart. Slowly pour syrup over cake. Let cool about 1 1/2 hours.

Step 6

Dip cake pan in hot water almost to rim; wipe pan dry. Invert cake onto a plate.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 446Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%

Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 82mg28%
Sodium 229mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 59g20%

Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.