November 12, 2006

Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cake



Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cake

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 cup sour cream
1 cup boiling water
*I added 1/2 tsp. Instant coffee - I always add coffee to chocolate to enhance the flavor
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 2 1/2 cups brown sugar until well mixed. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in the vanilla and melted chocolate squares. Add 1/2 the sour cream and then 1/2 the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well blended.
4. Add the remaining sour cream and dry ingredients to the batter. Stir in boiling water.
5. Bake in a greased 9 X 13 inch pan for 35 minutes.
6. Let cool 10 minutes before icing.
7. To Make Caramel Icing: First melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar and boil about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup milk and bring to a boil. Place pan in cold water and stir in the confectioners' sugar. Continue stirring until smooth. Spread over still warm cake.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com