Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chocolate Cake

This is the cake I made for my mother's 60th birthday.  Delicious!

1 Cup butter
1 Cup water--boiling
5 T. heaping cocoa
2 Cups flour
2 Cups sugar
½ t. salt
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 t. soda -- dissolved in little water
1 t. vanilla
½ Cup sour cream

Mix butter, water and cocoa together. Add dry ingredients. Mix the eggs, soda and vanilla in separate bowl and add to mixture. Gently mix in the sour cream; do not over mix. Bake in two 8" or 9" round cake pans (buttered and floured) for 50 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from pans. Chill. Cut off the edges and frost with chocolate buttercream frosting.