Chocolate Cake, I Just Love This One

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“This is a recipe for a very yummy chocolate cake. I went through a lot to get this recipe perfect. But I have it now and thought that I should share it, since this is a cake loved by many. It's rich and creamy, good for adults and kids. And trust me, you'll love it. The key with this cake is taking it out of the oven at the correct time.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave (30 seconds at a time) or in a double boiler.
  3. Grease two 9-inch cake pans.
  4. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In a separate larger bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until light.
  6. Add sugar and continue beating.
  7. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl well after each addition.
  8. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.
  9. Add vanilla and chocolate.
  10. Stir in sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream (starting and ending with flour, i.e. add some flour, then some sour cream, then more flour -- etc).
  11. Stir in boiling water.
  12. Pour into pans.
  13. Bake for 35 minutes (start testing for doneness after about 27 minutes; if there are a few moist crumbs on the tester, it's ok to take it out).
  14. Cool in pans for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove to a rack and let cool completely before icing.
  15. To make the frosting: Mix all the frosting ingredients together in mixer. Once it is well mixed, frost the cake generously.
  16. Enjoy :-D.

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