Here is a simple and yummy chocolate cake recipe for all who loves cakes and chocolate like me. This is one of the simplest and perfect chocolate cake recipes I ever came across. I got this recipe from the cake flour box and it sure is a keeper. Today, being a special day to me, I hope you all will join to share my happiness with a piece of this yummy cake!!!
Cake flour 2 ¼ cups, (I used Swans down brand)
Light brown sugar 2 ¼ cups
Unsalted butter 4 oz/ 1 stick (room temperature)
Eggs 3 nos
Cocoa powder 3 TBSP
Sour cream 1 cup
Boiling water 1 cup
Baking soda 2 tsp
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with the help of a mixer. Next add the brown sugar and combine well with butter. Add eggs one by one and combine with butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and cocoa powder. Next add baking soda and salt. Now using a wooden spatula, mix everything well. Add flour and sour cream alternately beating until smooth. Pour boiling water to the batter, stirring with the spatula until well blended. Pour equally into the prepared cake pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow it to cool in the pan itself for 5-10 minutes and then invert to a plate and cool it completely before frosting if you plan to. Enjoy!!
Notes: You can use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour. Make sure you add about 2 tsp of baking powder if you are using all-purpose flour.
I frosted the cake with Betty Crocker’s creamy milk chocolate frosting and it was a perfect balance with the not so sugary cake.