My Chocolate Cake

Serves: 15
Total Calories: 644
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1 cup butter, softened
3 cups packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups boiling water

1/2 cup butter
3 squares sweet chocolate
3 squares semisweet chocolate
5 cups powdered sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Stir in water until well blended. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.

For Frosting:
In saucepan, melt butter and chocolates over low heat. Cool. In mixing bowl, combine sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture, and beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake.

This recipe makes lots of delicious frosting, so you will easily have enough for 4 (8-inch) layers, which would raise this cake to even greater heights!

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 15
Total Calories: 644
Calories from Fat: 231

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