Stovetop Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake

This stovetop Dutch Oven Cake is rich and buttery with a deep chocolate flavor and a texture that's so moist it's almost creamy.


Form a 1-inch thick foil ring and place it inside a Dutch oven. Add some water to the bottom of the pan.


Prepare a cake pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper and coating the inside with shortening and flour.


Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to a bowl and use a wire whisk to mix.


Whisk brown sugar and eggs, then whisk in sour cream, melted butter, vanilla, and coffee.


Whisk in the dry ingredients, stirring just to mix. There will be a few small lumps and that's ok.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan and set the pan on top of the foil ring inside the Dutch oven.


Place the lid on top of the Dutch oven and bring the water to a simmer. Let the cake steam until the center is firm to the touch.


Turn off the heat and leave the cake in the dutch oven until the pan is cool enough to handle. Remove the cake and run a knife around the outside to loosen then allow the cake to cool completely.


When the cake has cooled to room temperature, gently turn it out onto a serving plate and dust the top with some powdered sugar.

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