Easy Delicious Old Fashioned Moist Chocolate Cake

Recipe by the_baketress
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • for cake batter
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    cup melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    cup hot coffee (hot water plus instant espresso is fine)
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 34
    cup baking cocoa (nestle toll house works great here)
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 12
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    cup sour cream (optional but it gives amazing moistness to the cake)
  • for frosting
  • 1
    cup whipping cream (double cream)
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 8
    ounces milk chocolate, melted
  • chocolate sauce
  • 8
    ounces milk chocolate
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 3 -4
    tablespoons milk
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DIRECTIONS

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • grease a 9 inch round pan with a thin film of butter then dust with flour, shake off any excess flour.
  • in a large bowl mix all ingredients listed above in the same order they are mentioned, use a whisk to work out any lumps do not use an electric mixer.
  • pour batter into pan, batter will seem runnier than normal cake batters but its fine.
  • cake will take 40-50 min to cook depending on ur oven, when u find that the center is set test using a toothpick inserted in the middle, it should come out a tiny bit gooey not completely dry as the cake continues cooking while cooling.
  • cool cake in tin on a wire rack then take out b4 its completely cooled, as soon as u feel u can handle it. if it stays too long in the tin it will be too sticky to take out.
  • to make frosting, with an electric mixer whip the cream with the vanilla until you reach frosting consistency,
  • using a spoon gently fold in chocolate and mix
  • frost ur cake when it has completely cooled.
  • you can discard the complicated frosting and just serve with warm chocolate sauce and icecream.
  • to make chocolate sauce just combine its ingredients in a microwave or melt over a double boiler.
  • Enjoy!
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