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Chocolate Lover's Cake

 Chocolate Lover's Cake
"My aunt often made a sour cream pound cake," says Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. "I've added chips and the glaze."
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about
  • 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Stir in extracts. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking
  • soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat just
  • until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at

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Chocolate Lover's Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 325° for 75-90 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan
  • to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Combine the chocolate chips, cream and butter in a saucepan. Cook;
  • stir over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly. Gradually whisk in
  • confectioners' sugar. Stir in extract. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle
  • with almonds. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 803 calories, 40 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 107 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.