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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

THIS cake is AMAZING...but I think the "Fluffy Whipped Cream Frosting" (yesterday's post) MAKES the CAKE! This cake tends to be a bit rich (which ISN'T a bad thing)...just too rich for me, but paired with this divine whipping cream on top, its PERFECT...SOOOO PERFECT!! I think I shall EAT CAKE for Breakfast...and lunch...and possibly dinner,  on a regular basis :)

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with
FLUFFY Whipped Cream Frosting
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 t. vanilla
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate squares, melted and cooled (you can use UNsweetened if you like more of a
        "dark chocolate" taste)
1 c. sour cream
1 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray (with pan coating)and flour two 9" round cake pans. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredient, set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugar and beat on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate and sour cream until combined. Add dry ingredient alternately with milk until both are mixed thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until top bounces back when touched. Cool slightly...when cool enough, place tinfoil top on cake (still in pan) and freeze for 2-3 hours. Remove from freezer, thaw for 10 minutes, remove from pans and place on a cake plate and frost with YUMMY "FLUFFY WHIPPED CREAM" posted previously (I also posted it below BUT MAKE SURE YOU double the recipe or you won't have enough for frosting the entire cake). Top with crumbled Heath bites (chocolate covered toffee bites). CAKE has to be refrigerated because of the whipped cream frosting.

FLUFFY Whipping Cream

2 c. HEAVY whipping cream
2 heaping Tablespoons instant vanilla pudding
2 heaping Tablespoons powder sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Whip cream (ONLY CREAM) until its stiff and holds a peak...but don't whip it too long or you will end up with BUTTER. Add pudding, powder sugar and vanilla. Whip until completely combined. Frost Cake.


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