Amazing Chocolate Cake

Recipe by thatnewyorker316
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 12 slices




  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, stirring occasionally until melted; set aside to cool.
  • Grease two 9 by 1 1/2 inch layer cake pans and "flour" with unsweetened cocoa (so the cakes don't look white after all that flour); tap out excess cocoa.
  • Sift flour (cake and all-purpose), baking soda, and salt onto wax paper. Preheat oven to moderate (350).
  • Beat butter, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and cooled chocolate.
  • Stir in dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream, beating well with a spoon, until smooth. Stir in water. (Batter will be thin) Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake in preheated moderate oven (350) for 35 minutes, or until centers spring back when light pressed with fingertip. Cool in racks 10 minutes; turn out on wire racks;cool completely.
  • Frost and fill with favorite frosting and pig out :D.