This recipe comes from "Rosie's All-Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed, No-Holds-Barred Baking Book" and is perfect in every way. It has been THE chocolate cake recipe in our house for better than a decade.
Lightly grease 2 8" layer cake pans Melt the chocolate- set aside Sift sugar, flour, baking soda and salt togather into a large mixing bowl In a separate bowl, blend the hot coffee, sour cream, and vegetable oil with a whisk With the mixer on low speed, add the coffee mixture in a stream to the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat just until smooth Add the chocolate and mix until until the batter in a uniform color.
Divide the batter evenly and pour into prepared pans Bake until the cake springs back to the touch.