Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 25 mins

This one has the best flavor of all.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter,; gradually add brown sugar, beating well.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add chocolate, mix well.
  4. Combine flour, soda, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.
  5. Beat well.
  6. Add water and vanilla; stir well.
  7. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9in cake pans.
  8. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes or until cake tests done.
  9. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  10. Remove and cool completely on wire racks.


Most Helpful

Super good! The taste is wonderful! I guess it was the brown sugar and chocolate. We enjoyed this cake so much. Thanks for sharing it with us. A keeper for sure!

Miss Annie September 09, 2002

Hi MizzNezz...well, another one of your winners, they just keep on acomin'...This cake was just yummy, and so moist, i did add in 3/4 tsp baking powder, just to get a bit more of a rise out of it, and added 1/2 cup tiny chocolate chips, baked it in a 13x9-inch pan, topped it off with fudge frosting... it was super yummy...gone almost in one day!......great cake recipe INezz, I will be making this one again. Just keep up all your great work, love your recipes :-)

Kittencal@recipezazz February 07, 2004

Very good cake! I've used this recipe for years. I was going to post my recipe when I saw that it was already here. I use dark brown sugar and ice the cake with Chocolate Fudge frosting.

MMcWillis June 20, 2009

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