This is a simple recipe but it makes a rich chocolate cake thanks to the addition of grated chocolate and sour cream.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.

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  • Grate the chocolate. In a small saucepan, boil the milk and chocolate until mixture forms a custard.

  • Cream the butter or margarine and sugar. Add eggs and sour cream to the creamed mixture.

  • Dissolve the baking soda in water, and add to the creamed mixture. Add the flour, and mix thoroughly. Add the chocolate mixture and beat well. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes to one hour.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 92 mg sodium. 24.4 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
Important: after reading how chocolate-less this cake seemed to be I used 5 TIMES the amount of chocolate required. I followed the rest of measurements exactly (only I used brown sugar instead of white and plain unbleached flour that I sifted -instead of cake flour). This cake turned out fantastic moist and rich! I added a thin layer of homemade frosting on top although this is really optional. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2003
I was looking for a cake with some good chocolate flavour and and this was not it. As per previous review it is probably something children might like. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
Important: after reading how chocolate-less this cake seemed to be I used 5 TIMES the amount of chocolate required. I followed the rest of measurements exactly (only I used brown sugar instead of white and plain unbleached flour that I sifted -instead of cake flour). This cake turned out fantastic moist and rich! I added a thin layer of homemade frosting on top although this is really optional. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
Important: after reading how chocolate-less this cake seemed to be I used 5 TIMES the amount of chocolate required. I followed the rest of measurements exactly (only I used brown sugar instead of white and plain unbleached flour that I sifted -instead of cake flour). This cake turned out fantastic moist and rich! I added a thin layer of homemade frosting on top although this is really optional. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
I used this recipe for the cake for my son's 3rd birthday party. Kids and grownups alike loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2003
I was looking for a cake with some good chocolate flavour and and this was not it. As per previous review it is probably something children might like. Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2008
great cake. I made it for cupcakes & they turned out really good. I tripled the amount of chocolate though & I still felt like it needed more chocolate & sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2007
This is the first 'from scratch' cake that I've found that my family likes better than a mix! It is less sweet and more moist. We love it. I added an extra half cup grated chocolate directly to the batter (unmelted) and substituted soy yogurt for the sour cream. Also substituted 1/4 cup applesauce for one of the eggs. Delish and healthier! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
Well. The good news is if you are an utter nimrod who's having a bad baking day and forget to add the baking soda this cake still manages to come out right. That said I would tend to agree that it doesn't quite deliver in the chocolate category but if you're not looking for a cake that isn't OVERWHELMINGLY chocolately this is certainly a good one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2008
Very good and wasn't greatly difficult to make. My whole family greatly enjoyed the cake it was moist and wasn't too rich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2008
really really good no not good awsome radical OMG. i made this cake for my ant in the hospital because she just had a baby!!!!!! she absolutly loved it!!!!! her baby is six weeks early and 2.10 ounces so i thought she might like a chocolate cake. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2009
Easy to make but lacked chocolate flavor. Read More
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