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Vanilla Bean Cake with Chocolate Ganache

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Vanilla bean cake with chocolate dripping frosting

Ingredients

For the Cake

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5 tablespoons non-dairy buttery stick, margarine, or butter, at room temperature

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¾ cup sugar

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2 eggs, room temperature

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1 vanilla bean, scraped

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1 ¼ cups cake flour

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1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

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½ teaspoon salt

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For the Ganache

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¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips

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For Serving (Optional)

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1 cup raspberries, washed and dried

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Powdered sugar, for sprinkling

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1 tablespoon fresh mint or basil, chopped

Lactaid 2% Reduced Fat Milk Front of Package

LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk


Directions

For the Cake

1.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut a piece of parchment paper fitted to the bottom of 10-inch round cake pan or a 9-inch square cake pan. Spray the pan with non-stick spray, add the parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan and set aside.

2.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with a handheld mixer on medium high until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

3.

Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in completely.

4.

Add the vanilla bean scrapings and mix.

5.

In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.

6.

Add half of the flour mixture to the butter, then add ¼ cup LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk, followed by the remaining flour mixture and ¼ cup milk, mixing on low between each addition.

7.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake until cake springs under light touch and starting to turn a little golden, about 25-30 minutes.

8.

Let cake cool before removing cake from pan.

For the Ganache

1.

Place the chocolate chips into a medium bowl. Heat the milk in the microwave oven until hot but not boiling, about 20-30 seconds.

2.

Pour the hot milk over the chocolate and cover with a piece of foil or a small plate (to keep the heat in) and let sit for 3-4 minutes.

3.

Whisk the mixture into a smooth creamy chocolate sauce.

For Serving

1.

Place a slice of cake on a small serving plate, and drizzle with chocolate ganache.

2.

Top with three of four raspberries, a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a tiny bit of mint or basil. (Optional)


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Total Fat

Calories from Fat

Saturated Fat

320

14g

120

8g

Cholestrol

Sodium

Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber

70mg

330mg

48g

1g

Sugars

Protein

Calcium

29g

5g

10%

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Total Fat

Calories from Fat

Saturated Fat

Cholestrol

Sodium

320

14g

120

8g

70mg

330mg

Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Calcium

48g

1g

29g

5g

10%