Sour Cream Devil's Food Cake w/ Felicity Frosting

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Grandma's recipe book, dated 1940. Only slightly modified.
This cake is the ideal chocolate-chocolate bomb. For anybody in your life who loves death by chocolate, for anybody who loves a rich fudgy frosting, this is your cake.


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Serves:

Group

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sifted cake flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/3 c
butter
1/3 c
butter
1 1/4 c
sugar
1
egg, unbeaten
3
chocolate, unsweetened squares, melted
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
thick sour cream
3/4 c
sweet milk (whole milk)

FELICITY FROSTING

2
egg whites, unbeaten
2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
water

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

1
chocolate, melted, unsweetened squares
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
water
1/3 c
(optional) semisweet chocolate pieces rainbow jimmies

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift flour once, measure, add soda and salt and sift together three times.

Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually and cream together well.

Add egg and beat very thoroughly; then chocolate and vanilla and blend.
2
Add about 1/4 of flour and beat well; then add sour cream and beat thoroughly.

Add remaining flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
3
Turn into two greased 9 inch layer pans and bake in moderate oven (350 F) for 30 minutes, or until done.
4
Spread Felicity Frosting on tops and sides of cake.

Top with glossy chocolate coating by combining 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup water.

Cook over low heat until smooth and thick: cool slightly.

Double recipe for three 10 inch layers
5
Felicity Frosting:

Combine egg whites, sugar, salt and water in top of double boiler, beating with rotary beater until thoroughly mixed.

Place over rapidly boiling water, beat constantly with beater, and cook seven minutes or until frosting will stand in peaks.
6
Remove from heat, but allow to remain over hot water and beat two minutes longer.

Place over cold water and continue beating three minutes.
7
Makes enough frosting to cover tops and sides of two 9 inch layers

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom