Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Sandra B.

By
@sandy19

My daughter is very picky. I make this every year for my daughter's birthday. She just requests it every year. She just loves it.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
2 stick
butter,unsalted
4 large
eggs
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
water
1 c
cocoa powder
frosting:
14 Tbsp
butter, unsalted at room temp.
1(8 oz)
cream cheese
1 c
sour cream
1/4 c
cocoa powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
16 oz
semisweet baking chocolate squers
2 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In sauce pan bring the water to a boil,then turn off heat and whisk in the cocoa.Mix until smooth.Put aside and let it cool.In separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda,powder and salt,set aside.
2
Mix together butter, sugar,vanilla.Add eggs,one at the time,mix until fluffy.Alternately add the flour mixture and the cool cocoa mixture,until combine.
3
Prepare two 9 inch round cake pans (or any pan you prefer ,I made three different sizes square pans).
4
Bake in 350 degrees preheat oven,for 45 minutes,or until toothpick comes out clean.Cool completely.
5
For the frosting: melt the chocolate in a double boiler,stirring constantly.Cool.In a bowl mix together the confectioners'sugar and cocoa.Set aside.
6
In the mixer bowl,mix together the butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar mixture,sour cream and vanilla.
7
Slowly add the melted ,cool chocolate.Mix just until combine.
8
Split each layer of the cake in half.Spread frosting on top of each layer.Spread evenly on top and on the sides.Decorate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium
Other Tag: For Kids