Chocolate Cake

This is a 3 layer 9" cake.

1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C butter - softened
1 (16 oz) pkg light brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 (8oz) pkg sour cream
1 C HOT water
2 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted (stays glossy and keeps shape)
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed about 5 minutes
Add eggs 1 at a time - beating until blended after each egg
Add melted chocolate - beating until blended
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
Gradually add to chocolate mixture, alternating with sour cream - beginning and ending with flour
Gradually add 1 C HOT water in slow, steady stream
Beat at low speed just until blended
Stir in vanilla
Spoon into greased and floured 9" pans (3)
Bake at 350 for 25-30 min


lindsypaddon said...

Mmm sounds good, thanks for posting! I will give it a try!

lindsypaddon said...

I ran out of time to make this, I ended up looking at the southern living.com and found red velvet cupcakes with peppermint frosting, they turned out really good. I still want to make this cake though! Thanks for posting it.

Kristen said...

Your cupcakes sound really good. I'ld love to try them too. Do you have a link to them you could post here in the comment section?

lindsy paddon said...



Sorry this took me so long - with the holiday's things were busy. For the cupcakes I only used one bottle of food coloring and it was just fine. I hope you enjoy. I also crushed candycanes to sprinkle on top right before I served. If it is done too soon the sugar melts and runs.