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
  • 4
  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans.
  2. In 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.
  3. Transfer 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.
  4. For frosting, in a metal bowl over simmering water, melt butter and chocolates; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  5. In 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

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