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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Fudgy Frosting

Makes: 16 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins
Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Fudgy Frosting
Ingredients
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 1 1/4  cups  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3  ounces  bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 8  ounce carton  dairy sour cream
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 1  recipe Fudgy Frosting
Directions

1. Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Set aside.

2. In small bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In large bowl beat shortening and sugar on medium speed until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in melted chocolate and sour cream. Alternately add flour mixture and milk; beat on low after each addition just until combined. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans. Using a small offset spatula or rubber spatula, smooth the top of batter in each pan.

3. Bake 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Using a small metal spatula, loosen sides of each cake layer. Place a wire rack on top of one pan; carefully invert pan with rack. Lift pan off cake layer. Repeat with the remaining cake layer. Cool cake layers on wire racks about 2 hours or until completely cool.

4. Prepare Fudgy Frosting. Place one layer flat side down on plate. Spread top with 1 cup frosting. Stack second layer flat side down. Spread the top and sides with the remaining frosting. Makes 16 servings.

Fudgy Frosting

Yield: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 12  ounce package  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1 8  ounce carton  sour cream
  • 4 1/2  cups  (1 lb.) sifted powdered sugar
Directions

1. In large pan over low heat melt and stir semisweet chocolate pieces and butter. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Stir in powdered sugar; stir until smooth. Makes 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Fudgy Frosting)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 555,
  • Fat, total (g) 27,
  • chol. (mg) 56,
  • sat. fat (g) 14,
  • carb. (g) 77,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 63,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 201,
  • Potassium (mg) 193,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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