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Favorite Chocolate Cake

Favorite Chocolate Cake

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This is always a hit! I use a mint flavored frosting for this cake.

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  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift the flour with the baking soda and salt three times.
  3. Boil the water and add it to the chocolate, and stir until melted.
  4. Cream together the butter or margarine and the sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Blend in the chocolate mixture to the creamed mixture. Add the flour alternately with the sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into two 9 inch round cake pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until cakes tests done.
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Reviews

LauraPetrie
20
6/23/2004

I made this for my husband for Father's Day, and used a chocolate frosting recipe I found on this site that used cream cheese and baker's chocolate and put candied mint-leaves on top. I think it's really really good! The cake is very rich and moist! I've got the leftover cake in the refrigerator and if you put a slice in the microwave for 20 seconds, and top with ice cream, it's delicious. The frosting microwaves well because of the cream cheese.

Jay
15
2/11/2010

This was a great recipe. I didn't have bakers chocolate, SO instead I used hersheys natural cocoa powder mixed with the amount of water recipe indicates and a tablespoon extra of butter. This cake is not super chocolaty as I thought, it is sutble. perfect with some white whipped frosting and sliced strawberrys. It was a major hit , I am definatly making this cake again. btw i chose to use all natural and organic ingredients. although that doesnt change the calorie intake it is gratifying knowing I am not eating hydrogenated dye filled food. Kudos to this recipe..

danielle terese
14
7/27/2009

Used a 13x9 pan, and baked for 50 min total. Delicious, and everyone enjoyed it :). Because some said it was dry, and I'm in deserty Colorado, added 2 egg yolks and 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 cup chocolate chips. Made icing with butter, cocoa, p. sugar and Bailey's Irish Cream.