Groovy Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 16 servings
  • Cake
  • ½ cup SACO Premium Cocoa
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour*
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold coffee
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Sour Cream Velvet Frosting
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup SACO Premium Cocoa
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  1. Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F .
  3. Grease bottoms only of two 8-inch round cake pans.
  4. Line bottoms of pans with waxed paper; grease waxed paper; set aside.
  5. In saucepan combine cocoa and ½ cup water.
  6. Cook until boiling.
  7. Stir in baking soda; set aside to cool.
  8. In large mixing bowl beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  9. Add eggs; beat well.
  10. In medium mixing bowl sift together flour and salt.
  11. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternately with cold water and coffee.
  12. Beat well.
  13. Add cooked cocoa mixture and vanilla.
  14. Beat until well-blended.
  15. Pour into prepared pans and bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until wooden toothpick tests done.
  16. Cool on wire rack.
  17. Once cool, split cake layers in half horizontally to make 4 layers.
  18. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread with thin layer of Sour Cream Velvet Frosting. Repeat procedure with second and third cake layers, using thin layer of frosting between each layer. Top stack with fourth layer.
  19. Spread remaining frosting up sides and on top of cake.
  20. * If cake flour is not available, substitute 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour.
  21. Sour Cream Velvet Frosting
  22. In large mixing bowl blend together butter, sour cream and vanilla.
  23. Gradually beat in cocoa, and enough of the powdered sugar to make frosting of spreading consistency.
  24. Yields enough to frost two 8-inch layer cakes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 402 Fat: 15g Saturated fat: 9g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 68g Sugar: 44g Sodium: 188mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 58mg
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