Dark Chocolate Cake

Recipe by JustJanS
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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