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Chocolate-Sour Cream Cake

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Chocolate-Sour Cream Cake
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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An impressive chocolate and sour cream cake with frosting made in oven – a delicious dessert!

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups all-purpose flour
2
cups granulated sugar
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1
cup water
3/4
cup sour cream
1/4
cup shortening
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces, melted and cooled

Frosting

3
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup sour cream
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces, melted and cooled

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. Line bottom of pans with waxed paper. In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat remaining cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. On low speed, beat in flour mixture until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat frosting ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on high speed until smooth and creamy. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread evenly with about 1/4 of frosting. Top with remaining cake layer, top side up. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining frosting.
Tips  

Wow your friends! Garnish this moist chocolate cake with chocolate curls and a sprinkling of unsweetened baking cocoa for a dramatic look. Or just make a simple topping of grated chocolate for an easy but impressive look.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
200
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
(
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
85g
28%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
,
Sugars
63g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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