The Best Chocolate Cake (Really!)

Recipe by Roosie
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt chocolate, either on the stove or in the microwave and set aside.
  • Beat butter in large mixer bowl then add brown sugar and eggs, and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and melted chocolate, and beat to combine.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and add to chocolate mixture gradually, alternating with sour cream, beating after each addition.
  • Stir boiling water into the batter - the batter will be thin.
  • Pour into two 9 inch round cake pans which have been greased and floured.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, until cake centre springs back when touched.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans. Allow to cool completely before applying frosting.
  • ***For the frosting***.
  • Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Continue to boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Stir in icing sugar and continue to stir until the right consistency to spread.
  • (There should probably be a small film wanting to form on top ideally, but no real crystalization.) Spread over cooled cake.