Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

This is the ultimate chocolate cake classic recipe by Norman Love that is sure to please. A perfect treat to end the day. Easy and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cocoa powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 vanilla extract

 

For the Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 oz baker’s chocolate
  • 2.5 oz 65% chocolate
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 sour cream

 

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1
Preheat oven to 350F and line 8” cake pans with parchment paper.

STEP 2
Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan and whisk in cocoa powder until fully incorporated. Set aside to cool or place in refrigerator to cool down faster.

STEP 3
Combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.

STEP 4
Sift together all purpose flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Then add to wet ingredients and mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.

STEP 5
Add cooled cocoa powder mixture to the bowl and whip on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.

STEP 6
Portion evenly into prepared cake pans and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For the icing

STEP 1
Melt together both chocolates and butter until smooth. Then transfer mixture to a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.

STEP 2
Add 1/2 the amount of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated.

STEP 3
Add off of the sour cream and mix on medium speed until combined. Then add the remaining powdered sugar and mix on low speed for 1 minute.

 

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