I shared this recipe with members of my community in Arkansas @ a recent Reunion. I made 2 chocolate cakes, one with a yellow layer & the other with a chocolate layer on the inside & a white chocolate cream Cheese frosting on the outside.
This too is one that was greatly enjoyed by many members of the community. I used my newly found great baking flour, White Lily to make this cake, & with the addition of the Dutch cocoa Powder chocolate it was a great cake.
Adding a white frosting to the outside was a great contrast in flavor & color, & topping it with mini choc chips added crunch.
PLEASE NOTE: Because white Lily flour is a winter wheat flour, and is much lighter in volume than regular flour, you need the addition of the extra 6 tablespoons of flour. IF YOU ARE NOT USING WHITE LILY, PLEASE OMIT THE EXTRA 6 TABLESPOONS OF FLOUR.
You will need to add the 3 sticks of butter to a large mixing bowl with sugar& sour cream and cream until smooth and creamy & no granules remain. About 12 -15 minutes. PREHEAT OVEN TO 325 DEGREES F. Use a standard 12 or 16 cup capacity Bundt pan.
Then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each is added.
In a medium size bowl add the flour, baking powder, & baking soda, then stir to blend then set aside till needed. You can add the crushed coffee granules at this point, and blend in with the flour. But I forgot till Step #8.
In a large 2 cup glass measuring cup heat 1 cup of water till boiling, or use stove top to heat water.
Then add the Dutch Cocoa Powder
Stir to form a thick paste, stirring till smooth and no visible lumps.
Gradually ADD THE FLOUR TO THE EGG MIXTURE, BEATING WELL TILL BLENDED. Add the coffee granules & coffee extract & Vanilla paste or extract & beat till blended.
Then add the Dutch chocolate paste to the batter and beat till completely blended. Prepare Bundt pan by spraying with Bakers Joy or greasing pan with butter or shortening and lightly dusting with flour, remove excess flour, before adding cake batter.
Bake in preheated 325 degrees F. oven for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven when done, and allow to sit for about 10 minutes till cake pulls away from walls of cake pan, then invert onto cooling rack to cool completely or to a cake platter. Frost as desired when completely cooled.
To make frosting add the butter, cream Cheese, to a medium size bowl and beat till smooth. Then add the confectioners sugar, and starting on low setting gradually begin to incorporate the powdered sugar into the creamed mixture. Then add the coffee extract, coffee granules and vanilla bean paste, then beat well till blended. Add milk if a thinner spreading consistency is desired to frost cake. Frost and garnish cake as desired. I chose to top mine with mini chocolate chip pieces.