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    Amazing Chocolate Cake

    Amazing Chocolate Cake. Photo by thatnewyorker316

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

    thatnewyorker316's Note:

    I found the basic recipe in an old cookbook my family's had forever and "tweeked" it almost beyond recognition so it tastes "amazing". Its not overly sweet or rich, so it pairs really nicely with some nice and light home made chocolate mousse. Some steps might seem a little weird and the batter is super runny, but I get requests to make this thing all the time and it tastes really good so its worth the weirdness :p

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    slices

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt chocolate in a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, stirring occasionally until melted; set aside to cool.
    2. 2
      Grease two 9 by 1 1/2 inch layer cake pans and "flour" with unsweetened cocoa (so the cakes don't look white after all that flour); tap out excess cocoa.
    3. 3
      Sift flour (cake and all-purpose), baking soda, and salt onto wax paper. Preheat oven to moderate (350).
    4. 4
      Beat butter, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and cooled chocolate.
    5. 5
      Stir in dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream, beating well with a spoon, until smooth. Stir in water. (Batter will be thin) Pour into prepared pans.
    6. 6
      Bake in preheated moderate oven (350) for 35 minutes, or until centers spring back when light pressed with fingertip. Cool in racks 10 minutes; turn out on wire racks;cool completely.
    7. 7
      Frost and fill with favorite frosting and pig out :D.

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    Nutritional Facts for Amazing Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (127 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 411.5
     
    Calories from Fat 139
    33%
    Total Fat 15.4 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 9.4 g
    47%
    Cholesterol 28.7 mg
    9%
    Sodium 389.6 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 67.4 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 46.3 g
    185%
    Protein 3.4 g
    6%

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