Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I make this rich cake once a year or if someone asks me to make it for their birthday...The recipe has to be at least 30 years old.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate and cool just a little. Place it and.
  2. 2 cups flour
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  6. 2 cups sugar
  7. 1 cup cold water
  8. ¼ cup shortening (like Crisco)
  9. 2 teaspoons real vanilla
  10. 2 whole eggs
  11. ¾ cup sour cream
  12. into a large bowl and Beat 3 1/2 minutes scraping if necessary -- the consistency will be a little thicker than a box cake mix.
  13. pour into 2 Pam sprayed round cake pans bake at 350 for 30 - 45 minute ( depends on oven & pan size).
  14. cool & make the icingbu melting the 3 oz. chocolate,3 cups powdered sugar,1/2 cup sour cream and 2 teaspoons real vanilla; beat until smooth & put on the cake. Refrigerate any leftover cake.

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