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Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Ingredients

  • 3 Squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 1/4 Cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 1/4 Cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tsp vanilla
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • Frosting
  • 4 Squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 Package (1 lb) xxx sugar
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Tsp vanilla

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Melt chocolate in a small bowl over hot, not boiling, water; cool
Grease and flour two 9x11.5" layer cake pans; tap out excess flour
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt onto wax paper
Beat butter until soft in a large bowl.
Add brown sugar and eggs, beat until light and fluffy, approx 5 minutes
Beat in vanilla and cooled, melted chocolate
Stir dry ingredients alternately with sour cream, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition, until smooth
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin)
Pour, at once, into prepared pans
Bake at 350 for 35 min, or until center springs back
Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes; loosen around edges with a small knife or spatula; turn out onto wire racks; cool completely
Make chocolate fudge frosting
Spread between layers and rest of cake

Frosting
Combine chocolate and butter in small, heavy saucepan; Place over low heat, just until melted; Remove from heat
Combine with xxx sugar, milk and vanilla in medium size bowl; stir until smooth; add chocolate mixture
Set bowl in a pan of ice and water; beat with wooden spoon until frosting is thick enough to spread and hold its shape

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