i've tried many chocolate cake recipes and they've been all good. I'm a chocolate addict so anything with chocolate in it will be good to me. Anyway I found this recipe in Homes and Garden on the Feb. issue. Tried it and it's my ultimate favorite. As a matter of fact I just took my cakes out of the oven made with this recipe. Was craving choc. Here it is and hope you like it.
Chocolate-Sour Cream Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c shortening
1 1/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 8 oz carton dairy sour cream
1 cup milk
1 . Let eggs stand at room tempreatre 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour tow 9 in. round cake pans. Set aside
2. In small bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bkaing soda, and salt. In large bowl beat shortening and sugar on medium speed until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat inmelted chocolate and sour cream. Alternately add flour mixtrue and milk: Beat on low after each addition just until combined. Spread batter in prepared pans.
3. Bake 25 min. or until done. cool on wire racks 10 min. Remove from pans, cool.
It comes with a Chocolate Fuge Frosting Recipe and it is really good too.
Here it is.
In large pan over low heat melt and stir one 12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate pieces and 1/2 c butter. cool 10 minutes. Stir in 8 oz carton sour cream. Stir in 4 1/2 c (1 lb) of sifted powdered sugar; stir until smooth. Makes 4 cups.
this cake is to die for. I'm here salivating. I am going to try it with whipped topping and chocolate covered strawberries and see how that works and with the fudgy frosting as filling. Can't wait for my cakes to cool down.