Friday, February 15, 2008

This is our favorite chocolate cake. We make it often.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter, cubed
1 cup water
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream

FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons milk

DIRECTIONS
-In a large saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to a boil. Remove from the heat.
-Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Combine the eggs and sour cream; stir into butter mixture until blended.
-Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
-For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake.

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