How to make it

  • Grease three 9-inch round baking pans, three 8X8X2-inch square baking pans; lightly dust each pan with 1 teaspoon of the cocoa powder. In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each addition.
  • Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to chocolate mixture, beating on low speed until well mixed. (Batter will be thick.)
  • Divide batter among prepared pans; spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • Make chocolate curls, if using. Arrange curls in an even layer on a waxed paper-lined tray and set aside in a cool, dry place. To assemble cake, spread Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting on tops of two of the layers; stack. Add top layer; frost the top and sides of the cake. If desired, while frosting is still moist, use a 4- to 6-inch wooden skewer or tweezers to lightly press chocolate curls into frosting around the bottom two-thirds of the cake. If desired, garnish top with raspberries and mint. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
  • *In a large saucepan melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. This frosts tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers.
  • **Chocolate-Mint Sour Cream Frosting: Prepare as above except stir in 1/2 teaspoon mint extract with the sour cream. Makes about 4-1/2 cups.

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  • cial 10 years ago
    OK FOR ME one slice of this cake i'm go to a queesn thanksful for your ercipe . cial1
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    " It was excellent "
    jo_jo_ba ate it and said...
    Ohhhhhhhhhhh my goodness I had better hide this link from my sister!! She'll demand it be made this instant and I'll cave because I want it even more!!
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  • dariana 11 years ago
    Thank you Chef for the lovely comment.
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  • chefmeow 11 years ago
    Yummo Yummo Yummo. Thanks for posting.
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  • dariana 11 years ago
    Thank you Michelle and Zena.
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    Oh Man!!!! Did this ever catch my attention.....this really looks devilish .....
    Will have to try it very very soon....Thanks..
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  • michellem 11 years ago
    Wow does this look good. Where do you find all the time to submit these recipes?..Thank you for sharing!!~M
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