Holiday Chocolate Cake (Everyday is a Holiday)

Holiday Chocolate Cake (everyday Is A Holiday) Recipe

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Lynn Dine


A wonderful recipe I found in my recent Taste of Home magazine by Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania. I haven't tried it yet, but planning to make it for our Christmas dessert this year, so posting for safe keeping for now. If you don't make a layered cake, should cut the frosting in half.

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30 Min
30 Min


1 c
butter, softened
3 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 2/3 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
baking cocoa
3 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 1/3 c
sour cream
1 1/3 c
boiling water


1/2 c
butter, cubed (1 stick)
3 oz
unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 oz
semisweet chocolate, chopped
5 c
confectioners' sugar
8 oz
sour cream ( 1 cup)
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Holiday Chocolate Cake (Everyday is a Holiday)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans.
  • 2In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Stir in water until blended.
  • 3Transfer to prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4For frosting, in a metal bowl over simmering water, melt butter and chocolates; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • 5In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, sour cream and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture; beat until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

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About Holiday Chocolate Cake (Everyday is a Holiday)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American