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Friday, August 6, 2010

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Sloan has been asking me to make a chocolate cake for her so I came up with this recipe. I had some sour cream I wanted to use up and this cake has one cup in the cake and one cup in the frosting. It's super moist and chocolatey and the frosting is like chocolate velvet! This should satisfy her chocolate cake craving.....until at least next week...
Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large cookie sheet with Pam.

Dissolve cocoa in water; let stand until cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well. Add cocoa mixture; beat well.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Frosting

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar sugar

In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. Place in a large mixing bowl; add sour cream and vanilla; beat until blended. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until light and fluffy.


BusyB said...

YUM!! I can so see myself having the whole cake lol! That could be deadly.


Helena said...

That looks faabulous!

Kel said...

Sounds yummy! I am currently going through baked good withdrawals! :) Swing by Between the Lines tomorrow and join our Spotlight Saturday blog hop if you get a chance.


Rose said...

I believe I could smell and taste this cake. A cup of coffee would be good. thanks for the receipe. Rose

Jen said...

That sounds and looks yummy!

TheCraftBarn said...

Yummy!! I featured this recipe on my Yummy Wednesday blog post!