Sour Cream Fudge Layer Cake With Chocolate Rum Frosting

"Moist and rich, very easy to make. This is my husband's favourite birthday cake."
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
15
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Two 9 inch round pans; line bottoms with parchment paper. Butter pans well and dust with cocoa powder; shake out excess.
  • CAKE.
  • Combine coffee with chocolate in large glass bowl and microwave on high 1-2 min until very hot and chocolate has melted.
  • Whisk in rum until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Place sour cream in smaller bowl and add soda and salt, stir.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in chocolate mixture until smooth.
  • Beat in 1/2 flour, 1/2 sour cream; repeat. Make a smooth batter.
  • Spread evenly in prepared pans.
  • Bake on middle rack for 35-40 minutes or until cake feels firm in the centre and the edges begin to pull away from the sides.
  • Cool on racks for 5 minutes, turn out onto wire racks to cool.
  • Cakes can be plastic wrapped and frozen for 1 month at this stage or continue on with frosting.
  • FROSTING.
  • Sift sugar and cocoa into a large bowl.
  • Beat in butter and rum, start at low speed, until smooth.
  • Beat in enough milk or sour cream to make a spreadable frosting.
  • Frost top of one cake, then top with other cake. Frost sides and then the top of the cake. Decorate with chocolate curls or raspberries or eat it just as it is!
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Linky
    Oh yeah! Rich, yummy and delightful for anyone who loves chocolate and coffee! (I used the coffee liquor option instead of rum). I found the frosting almost too rich, DH and ladies at my get- together thought it was perfect! made for fall 2012 PAC
     
  2. Ambervim
    This is an intensely rich cake. I love the sour cream/baking soda trick. The frosting, for me, was too heavy...RICH. Next time I will lighten it up a bit.
     
  3. Renegade Chef
    I hijacked the rum frosting in this recipe for a zucchini chocolate cake. The frosting is amazing. I used three generous tablespoons at rum, and at first found it overwhelming, but after a few hours the frosting mellowed and it was just perfect. I look forward to an opportunity to try it with this cake as well.
     
  4. Red Herring
    This is the reason I joined Recipezaar! I made this last week for my boyfriend's birthday and everyone was just blown away. Wonderful, rich and soooo decadent. Love it!
     
  5. arbaker98
    Tis is simply FANTASTIC!
     
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  1. Linky
    Oh yeah! Rich, yummy and delightful for anyone who loves chocolate and coffee! (I used the coffee liquor option instead of rum). I found the frosting almost too rich, DH and ladies at my get- together thought it was perfect! made for fall 2012 PAC
     

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