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Glazed Chocolate Cake

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8-inch cake

kikkoman products used:


Chocolate Cake:

1  cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1  large egg

½ cup sour cream

½ cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon Kikkoman Soy Sauce

1  teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ cup boiling water


Chocolate Glaze:

½  cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon Kikkoman Soy Sauce

⅔ cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Butter and line 8 x 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda into large mixing bowl.
  4. In medium bowl, whisk together egg, sour cream, oil, soy sauce, and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Pour egg mixture all at once into flour mixture and stir with a stiff rubber spatula until just combined.
  6. Add boiling water and gently stir until blended and smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center is almost clean.
  8. Cool completely on wire rack. Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate.


For Chocolate Glaze:

  1. Combine cream and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to a simmer (do not boil).
  2. Pour cream mixture over chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl; let stand for 3 minutes.
  3. Gently stir with wire whisk until chocolate chips dissolve and mixture is blended. Let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Stir glaze and pour evenly over cooled cake. Let glaze set at least 30 minutes before serving.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.


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