Hi all– Sometime when that chocolate craving hits, I head straight to the cupboard for a small handful of chocolate chips to tide me over. But there is a more refined and fairly easy way to satisfy those cravings– namely with this simple rich chocolate cake topped with a tangy chocolate sour cream frosting. It’s for real chocolate lovers. That’s me. You too?
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM CREAM FROSTING
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup strong coffee**
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
To make the cake, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. The stir in the egg, milk, oil, vanilla and coffee. Mix til it’s all blended and then pour the batter into a 9 or 10 inch cake pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Put the cake into the oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (depending on the size of your pan) and cook until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool before you frost it.
To make the frosting, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave 60 seconds. Stir them until they are smooth and melty. (If they don’t seem completely melted, microwave them a few seconds more.)
Then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Spread it over the cake and viola! It’s ready to satisfy any chocolate craving.
*I like Hershey’s dark unsweetened cocoa–so rich!
**I just use those tiny packets individual packets of instant coffee with 1/2 cup boiling water.