Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate cake anyone?

I came across this website called Dinner Thyme and immediately fell in love with the picture of the dark chocolate cake before me. It sounds fantastic. You guys should check it out and give props to Spencer and Jamie while you're there!

Triple-Layer Chocolate Sour-Cream Cake

I've always made the same type of chocolate cake. Sometimes it's a texas sheet, sometimes it has chocolate chips, sometimes it has pudding, etc. But this chocolate cake is amazing!! I've made it three times now and every time people say it's the best chocolate cake they've ever had. You have to be sure to frost it only on the tops of the layers or it will be too rich. Yum, yum, yum!!


* 2 Eggs
* 1 1/2 cups Flour
* 1/3 cup cocoa powder
* 1 bag of Chocolate Chips
* 1 tsp. Baking Powder
* 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
* 1/2 tsp. Salt
* 1/2 cup Shortening
* 1 1/4 cup Sugar
* 1 tsp. Vanilla
* 1 16-oz carton Sour Cream
* 1 cup Milk
* 1 12-oz bag of Chocolate Chips
* 1 cube Butter
* 4 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and heavily flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
2. In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl beat shortening and sugar on medium spead until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in 1/3 cup of melted chocolate chips until combined and then 8 ounces (1 cup) of sour cream. Alternately add flour mixture and milk; beat on low after each addition until combined.
4. Spread batter evenly in three pans and place all three pans on the same rack in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool.
5. Make Frosting. Melt the rest of your chocolate chips and 1 cube of butter in a small saucepan. Cool for one minute and put in a medium sized bowl. Add remaining sour cream and beat until combined. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
6. Frost the tops of each layer of the cake with a thin layer of frosting and let it spill over on the edges a little so it looks good. Unless you don't like the way mine looks...then of course you can frost it however you want.

Yum!! Best Chocolate Cake in the world. Oh...if you like sour cream.

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