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Chocolate Cake from Wisconsin
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Description:
Very rich and moist

Source:
Gran

Serves/Makes:1 3 layer cake

Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) cocoa
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 ml) sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
  • 2 cups (475 ml) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sour cream
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • Glossy chocolate frosting:
  • 6 1 oz (28 grm). (squares) unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups (700 ml) sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 5 tbsp (70 ml) hot water
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, softened
Preparation
  • Combine 3/4 cup (175 ml) cocoa, 3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar, 1 egg yolk and 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk.
  • Cook until thick, stirring constantly to prevent sticking; cool mixture.
  • Cream 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter until soft.
  • Gradually add remaining 1 cup (225 ml) sugar, beating until well blended.
  • Add 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks; mix well.
  • Stir in sifted dry ingredients alternately with 1 cup (225 ml) sour cream.
  • Add vanilla and cocoa mixture.
  • Fold in egg whites which have been beaten stiff but not dry.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 8" pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool and frost.
  • Frosting:
  • Melt 6 oz (168 grm). (squares) of unsweetened chocolate.
  • Add 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) sifted confectioner's sugar and 5 tbsp (70 ml) hot water; beat well and add 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) more confectioner's sugar.
  • Gradually beat in 6 egg yolks.
  • When smooth and blended , beat in 1/2 cup (125 ml) softened butter.
  • Makes enough frosting for tops and sides of three 9" layers.
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