Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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(18)

This is a rich chocolate cake with a fudge frosting. If you don't have sour cream, you can use sweet cream and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.

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Servings:
18
Yield:
1 to 9 - x inch cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ¼ cup hot water

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Melt the 2 tablespoons shortening, and add it and the sour cream to the eggs.

  2. In another bowl, sift together 1 1/4 cups sugar, flour, cocoa and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add these dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Stir the batter until smooth. Add in the vanilla and stir. Lastly, add the soda dissolved in hot water. Stir.

  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until done. Cool.

  4. To Make the Frosting: Combine 2 cups sugar, corn syrup, milk, 1/2 cup shortening, unsweetened chocolate, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, and beat the frosting mixture until it has a smooth spreading consistency.

  5. Frost the cake when it has completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
14g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.