Total Time
55mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This cake was created for the earth-minded chocolate lover who is looking for a slightly healthier alternative. The whole-wheat pastry flour adds heartiness to the cake without weighing it down which only adds to its wholesome goodness. This is a layer cake that can be filled with whatever your hearts desire. We recommend a simple chocolate ganache, berry filling or buttercream.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans.
  3. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over, not simmering, water. SET ASIDE TO COOL.
  4. In a small bowl, crack the eggs and separate from shell.
  5. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter until light in color (about 2 minutes). Add both the dark and the brown sugar and beat on high speed until lighter in color (about 5 minutes).
  7. Add the eggs 1 at a time, blending thoroughly in between. Beat at high speed for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Reduce mixer to medium speed and beat in melted chocolate and vanilla.
  9. Beat in portions of flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour. Beat well in between additions.
  10. Pour immediately into prepared cake pans.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes OR until center springs back when lightly touched.
  12. Set cake pans on rack to cool for 10-15 minutes.

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