Sour Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

Recipe by truebrit
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift togetehr the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add shortening, sour cream, vanilla, eggs, water and chocolate (melted then cooled).
  • Beat with an electric mixer at low speed, scraping bowl constantly, for 1/2 minute.
  • Increase speed to high and beat an additional 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased and waxed-paper lined 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F.
  • Oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely on the racks.
  • Place one cake layer on serving plate.
  • Spread with Sour Cream / Chocolate Frosting.
  • Top with second cake layer.
  • Frost sides and top of the cake with the remaining Sour Cream/Chocolate Frosting.
  • SOUR CREAM/CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Combine the softened butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, and sour cream in a mixing bowl; blend well.
  • Add chocolate which has been melted and cooled and vanilla.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Try this little trick when making this cake.
  • Take the layer that has the least amount of rise on the top and trim it to be flat with a sharp knife.
  • Place the trimmed side down (layer should be upside down).
  • Then frost between layers and place the other layer on right side up and finished frosting.
  • It will give the illusion of having a cake with only one domed layer and will sit better on your cake plate.
  • Also the trimmings are great eating just plain for the cook or for the kids.
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