Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This rich chocolate cake recipe is from The Australain Women's Weekly Cookbook, and is posted for a request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir hot coffee gradually into cocoa.
  2. Combine 1 1/4 cups sugar with butter, egg yolks, salt, vanilla and half the cocoa mixture.
  3. Beat until light and creamy.
  4. Mix bicarbonate of soda and sour cream together.
  5. To butter and sugar mix add sour cream and coffee-cocoa alternately with sifted flour.
  6. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually add the 1/2 cup sugar, beat until the meringue stands in stiff peaks.
  7. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  8. Pour into a deep 23cm (9 inch) or 25cm (10 inch) greased and lined cake tin.
  9. Bake in a moderate (180c/350f) oven 1-1 1/4 hours.
  10. Cool completely, then split in 2 layers and fill with whipped cream.
  11. Spread frosting in a thin layer over top and sides of cake.
  12. Refrigerate until Sour Cream Frosting is firm.
  13. SOUR CREAM FROSTING: Melt chocolate over hot water.
  14. Remove from heat and cool slightly, then stir in sour cream and salt.
  15. Add sifted icing sugar and beat until a spreading consistency.


Most Helpful

this is excellent! and so beautiful i am attempting to post a photo. i made the whipped cream filling using 3/4 c heavy cream and 2 tbsp conf sugar. and after i frosted it i put it in the fridge to set. i have to say this is the best looking cake i have ever baked! and sooo rich and moist. a definite must for all chocolate lovers!

chia October 16, 2003

I have just finished baking this cake. Chose this cake because of all the good reviews about it but sad to say this was a real disappointment.The cake was not moist nor did it taste like a real chocolate cake. And I followed the recipe exactly.I am not sure what went wrong but I will not try this cake again.

syltel August 23, 2005

A very good chocolate cake - I loved that it had a whipped cream filling. Although I make an icing similar to the sour cream one here, I couldn't help thinking, while eating the cake, that an icing with less 'tang' would not have been better...will definitely try again, but next time round with a buttercream - or maybe just some more whipped cream on top!:-)

evelyn/athens October 28, 2003

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