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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Recipe

This Chocolate Sour Cream Cake looks as good as it tastes. For a 9 inch round or square cake pan, cut the recipe in half. This frosted cake freezes very well. Bake it ahead to have on hand for unexpected company. For gluten free flour options, see gluten free flour mixes.

A Slice of Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Recipe Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1-3/4 cup gluten free flour mixture
1 tablespoon 100-percent baking powder (cornstarch)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3 squares bittersweet chocolate, grated
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup milk or soy milk
Fudge Icing (recipe follows)

Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Sift the flour mixture, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, use the mixer to cream the butter until it is fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue whipping the ingredients until the sugar has been absorbed. Whip in the eggs, one at a time. Whip in the sour cream and grated chocolate.

Add the flour mixture alternately with the water and milk until the batter is well blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake the batter at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Fudge Icing Recipe

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Remove it from the heat. Using a spoon, stir in the cocoa and vanilla until the ingredients are blended. Stir in the confectioner's sugar until it is blended and the frosting is smooth and spreadable.

Tip: If the frosting is too thick, add a little milk. If it's too thin, add a little more confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 18 servings
Serving size: 1 slice with frosting
Calories 259
Fat 12g; Saturated fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 72mg; Carbohydrates 37g; Sodium: 349mg; Fiber 1g; Protein 3g

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