Chocolate Cake (Healthy sour cream cake)

From mygreatrecipes.com

Photo by Melissa T.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4

    cup boiling water

  • 2

    cups sugar (HEALTHY OPTION: Use 1 3/4 cups)

  • 1/2

    butter which equals a whole stick (HEALTHY OPTION: Use 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil)

  • 1

    cup (8 ounces) sour cream (HEALTHY OPTION: Use low-fat)

  • 1 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 1

    tsp baking soda

  • 2

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 5

    egg whites

  • 2

    (16 ounce) cans chocolate frosting (HEALTHY OPTION: Instead of frosting, layer top of cake with 4 cups of fresh berries)

Directions

Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans Combine cocoa powder and boiling water in a bowl and stir until the cocoa is dissolved, about 30 seconds Combined sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes Add the cocoa mixture and mix for another minute Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and baking soda. Add the flour and salt and mix for a minute Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes and then fold into the batter Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pans Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 minutes Transfer to wire racks to cool Cut each cake layer into 2 even layers for 4 layers total Spread the frosting between the layers and over the top and side of cooled cake

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