Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

I got this FABULOUS recipe from Amy (friend of a friend) and let me tell you. You've never had chocolate cake like this. You've GOTTA try it. You'll never want a boxed cake again. Don't think you can make a cake from scratch? It's far easier than you think, and this is the recipe to give it a whirl on.

It's on my splurge list for next week (so picture will be coming).

3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup margarine (I use butter)
1 cup boiling water
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine chocolate, margarine and boiling water. Stir until melted. Combine dry ingredients and gradually add chocolate mixture. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Beat one minute at medium speed. Bake in a greased and floured 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

1/2 cup margarine (I use butter)
1/2 cup cocoa
3 2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk

Melt margarine and add cocoa. Heat, stirring constantly until mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat and pour into small bowl. Add sugar and milk, alternately. Beat to spreading consistency. Spread frosting while still warm on cake.

TOTAL COST: $5.75 (and worth every cent)
Chocolate $1.00 (Walmart)
Butter $1.00 (Cashwise)
Brown Sugar $.50 (Aldi)
Flour $.35 (Aldi)
Sour Cream $.75 (Sunmart) - dairy is expensive in ND
Eggs $.15 (Sunmart)
Cocoa $.75 (Cashwise)
Powdered Sugar $1.00 (Cashwise)
Milk $.25 (Cashwise)
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