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This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe because of the moist texture and rich, dark chocolate flavor. Enjoy!



Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 2 1/2 cups brown sugar until well mixed. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in the vanilla and melted chocolate squares. Add 1/2 the sour cream and then 1/2 the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well blended.

  • Add the remaining sour cream and dry ingredients to the batter. Stir in boiling water.

  • Bake in a greased 9 X 13 inch pan for 35 minutes.

  • Let cool 10 minutes before icing.

  • To Make Caramel Icing: First melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar and boil about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup milk and bring to a boil. Place pan in cold water and stir in the confectioners' sugar. Continue stirring until smooth. Spread over still warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 50.8g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 48mg; sodium 233.1mg. Full Nutrition