Recipe by Jean Haseloh
"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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1 1/2 cups
1 1/4 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
light corn syrup
2 (1 ounce) squares
Since this recipe received such mixed reviews I wasn't sure of the a good end result, however I mixed it up and baked it in a 8-inch diameter cake pan and after tooth picking it several times ended up leaving it in for around 15min+ the original time. However it was such a great cake, the icing that goes along with it is complementary and I received compliments on it.
So my tip is not using the given time and tooth picking it until it is done.
What in the world did I do wrong?? Could not mistake the OVERPOWERING baking soda taste that left a TANG on your tongue. Sadly, I had to throw the whole cake out. What did I do wrong? I could have messed up....
This is just like the sour cream cake my mother made. The first time I made this, it was dry and overdone, but after cutting 5-10 minutes off the baking time it has turned out perfect. Check by inserting a toothpick in center for doneness. I use a pint of sweet cream, sour 1½ cups with vinegar, and use the other 1/2 cup sweet cream in the frosting in place of the milk. Wonderful, wonderful cake! Moist and rich, and the frosting is like creamy fudge. Kaye
My family and I enjoyed the spongy texture of this cake. Based on other reviews, I checked it at 25 minutes and found that it was ready, otherwise it would have been overcooked at 35 minutes.
I didn't use the icing recipe, preferring to make an easier-to-prepare cream cheese icing: 8oz cream cheese 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa and 1 tsp vanilla extract whipped together until smooth.
I have made this cake numerous times and it was ALWAYS a success!!! It is very moist!!!! However I did add a couple of things once just to spice it up....I made it a 3 layer cake and filled the layers in with chocolate and pushed some crushed oreos around the edges of the chocolate frosting and sprinkled some on top as well....it was gone in a matter of minutes...NO LIE!!! But the cake recipe itself is one i swear by!!!
I think this is a very good recipe. I know it has been handed down for several generations.
I doubled the amount of cocoa in this recipe and I loved it. It goes well with Peanut Butter frosting.
I was so disappointed especially after reading the positive comments. I followed the recipe to the letter. I do agree that the cake isn't overly sweet, but the cake has a gummy texture, it tested done with a knife. I also don't think there was enough of a chocolate flavour to the cake. I was more pleased with the frosting but I would use less shortening I found it a little greasy. I found putting the saucepan in a bowl of ice-water and using my electric hand beater an effective way to cool and thicken the frosting. I don't think I will be making this cake again. But nothing ventured nothing gained.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 338
** Calories from Fat: 124
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