Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Dense and moist, tastes like fudge. Works well with shortening, but not with margarine; I haven't yet tried cooking the cake with butter. Yummy with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar, beat in eggs, then sour cream. Sift together flour, soda and salt, mix into creamed mixture. Add melted chocolate, vanilla and hot water, mix well.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees: 30-35 minutes for 9" X 13" pan or (2) 8" rounds; 25-30 minutes for (2) 9" rounds; only 20 minutes for 24 cupcakes.