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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

 Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting
This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade frosting is truly a can't-miss dessert. —Donna Carman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
12 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside. In a
  • large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla and melted chocolate.

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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add to the
  • creamed mixture alternately with water and sour cream. Transfer to
  • two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate
  • over low heat. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. In a large
  • bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in chocolate mixture until frosting is light and
  • fluffy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 678 calories, 29 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 104 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.