Chocolate layer cake

We had this cake for our anniversary and it was great! A fantastic recipe from Mom’s Best Desserts.

  • approx.  5.5 ounces unsweetened chocolate (I used 85%) If you use unsweetened add a bit more sugar
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 (150 C). Lightly grease 2 8-inch cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper or foil. Grease again, then sprinkle with flour to coat. Shake out any excess flour. Set aside.

Melt the chocolate over very low heat on in a microwave. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.

Sift togetehr the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. gradually add the sugar, beating until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in the chocolate and vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternatively with the milk and sour cream, mixing just until the batter is smooth and blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a knive comes out smooth. Cool on wire racks for about 10 minutes.  Garnish with walnut halves if using.

Serves 8 ( we did a half recipe)

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