Sometimes nothing but a very fudgy chocolate cake will do. This may be our favorite, moist and rich and chocolaty. It’s perfect for a special occasion or a birthday cake. Anyone that likes chocolate will love this cake. This rich cake goes well with vanilla ice cream or a whipped topping.
You’ll get rave reviews when you serve this chocolate cake. It’s made with butter and sour cream for a moist, rich cake. The frosting is a soft, whipped frosting.
For the cake:
1/2 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 1/2 cups cake or all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 round cake pans.
1. In the microwave, melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate together stirring several times as it melts. Set aside.
2. In your stand-type mixer, combine the flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
3. Add the sour cream, milk, eggs, extract, and chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients. Combine. Beat until light and fluffy. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans.
4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool in the pans for ten to twelve minutes on wire racks. Remove the cakes from the pans and cool completely on racks. Do not frost warm.