Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the ultimate in decadence. Very, very rich and very, very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, beat 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, and chocolate with a mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and sour cream.
  4. Beat until well mixed.
  5. Mix together baking soda, baking powder, and 2 cups flour.
  6. Stir into batter, then beat to blend well.
  7. Butter and flour-dust a 10- to 12-cup tube pan or bundt pan.
  8. Scrape batter into pan and spread level.
  9. Bake until cake just begins to pull from pan sides and center springs back when lightly pressed, about 1 hour.
  10. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan over high heat, stir 2 cups sugar with 1 cup water until sugar dissolves.
  11. Remove syrup from heat and add liqueur.
  12. Run a knife blade between cake and pan.
  13. Let cake cool in pan on a rack for about 10 minutes; invert cake onto rack, then tip cake back into pan.
  14. With a thin skewer, pierce cake all the way to the bottom of pan, making holes an inch apart.
  15. Slowly pour syrup over cake.
  16. Let cool about 1 1/2 hours.
  17. Dip cake pan in hot water almost to rim; wipe pan dry.
  18. Invert cake onto a plate.


Most Helpful

Deep dark chocolate cake, moistened with a liqueur syrup. Delicious! The only thing missing is the whipped cream on the side. Thank you very much for this recipe.

mianbao May 30, 2004

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