I have seen many fudge cake recipes, but I believe this one takes the cake *heh* because of the sour cream & brown sugar. It is rich and if you love cake you will think you died and went to heaven! 8)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease and flour 3 9-inch cake pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
- Gradually pour in the brown sugar, then eggs.
- Beat with mixer until light and fluffy, approx 5 minutes.
- On low speed, beat in the vanilla extract, melted chocolate, baking soda and salt.
- Add flour alternately with sour cream, beating at low speed until smooth.
- Pour in boiling hot water and stir until blended.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake about 25 minutes or until done.
- Remove from oven, let cakes cool about 10-15 minutes, then place on wire racks.
I haven't tried this one, but by looking at it I can tell that substituting 1 cup of coffee for the 1 cup of water would take it to a whole new level. I'll report back when I try the recipe.
OK, last night I gave this recipe four stars, but after tasting it today with icing (Dark Chocolate Cake with Double Fudge Icing), I must say that this was the best homemade chocolate cake I've had! It certainly takes the icing to make this sweet and fudgy enough for my tastes -- but WOW! What a combo when they are combined. BTW, I reserved a bit of batter for a test-run without the 1 c. water, and really liked it. It didn't LOOK as moist or fudgy, but the flavor of the cake was stronger & richer, with a nice crispy top.
After reading Claire #3's review, I thought I would share my experiment with this recipe. I made this cake for my husband's birthday but instead of 3 sq of chocolate, I used 4. and instead of the 1 c boiling water, I used 1/3 c hot water, 1/3 c Kahlua, and 1/3 c vodka. It was wonderful and very moist. I found this recipe in a "Southern Living" 1983 annual cookbook. It has a whipped cream filling and a mocha frosting.