Chocolate Sour Cream Cake
for person who requested chocolate cake recipe 
2 cup  flour
2 cup  sugar
1-1/4 tsp  baking soda
1 tsp  salt
1/2 tsp  baking powder
1 cup  water
3/4 cup  sour cream
1/4 cup  shortening
1 tsp  vanilla
2   eggs
4 oz.  (4 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate melted and cooled
heat oven to 350 degrees 
grease and flour 2, 8 or 9" cake pans, line bottoms of pans with waxed 
paper you have cut to fit. 
lay 2 sheets of waxed paper out on your counter top that you can sift the 
dry ingredients on. sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and 
baking powder, onto one sheet of waxed paper. 
carefully fold sides of waxed paper up on sides to resemble a shoot. 
carefully let the flour mixture slide into the sifter you have sitting on 
the second piece of waxed paper, sift again and sift one more time. sift 
three times altogether. 
in a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, add dry ingredients and 
blend at low speed of mixer until moistened. beat 3 minutes on high speed 
of mixer. pour batter into prepared pans. bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 
minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. cool 10 
minutes before removing from pans to cooling racks. cool cakes completely 
before frosting. 
3 cup  powdered sugar
1/4 cup  sour cream
1/4 cup  butter, softened
3 Tbsp  milk
1 tsp  vanilla extract
3   squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
in small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients at low speed of mixer 
until moistened; beat at highest speed of mixer until smooth and creamy. 
place cake layer top side down on a serving platter. spread evenly with 
1/4 of frosting. top with remaining cake layer top side up. spread sides 
and top of cake with remaining frosting. 
serves: 12 
*put some chocolate curls bunched up in center on top of cake. just shave 
a room temperature candy bar like hershey's plain chocolate bar with long 
strokes of vegetable peeler. 
bon apetit' patty 
hope your mom has a wonderful birthday. 
(ID: 7059) Mirror: Wed, Jul 7, 2004

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