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My Chocolate Cake

My Chocolate Cake

Awesome cake! Best frosting there is! A treat to lick the bowl and beaters, that's for sure.

Serving size: 14
Calories per serving: 495

1 cup butter
3 cups packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups boiling water


In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Stir in water until well blended. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

1/2 cup butter 
3 squares sweet baking chocolate 
3 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate 
5 cups powdered sugar 
1 cup sour cream 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 


In saucepan, melt butter and chocolates over low heat. Cool. In mixing bowl, combine sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture, and beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake. Makes 15 servings.

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