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Carol's Perfect Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

2 2/3  c  Flour
1  c  Unsweetened cocoa
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  ts  Salt
1/4  ts  Cinnamon
1  c  Butter, softened
3  c  Packed brown sugar
4  lg  Eggs
1  tb  Vanilla extract
1 1/3  c  Sour cream
1 1/3  c  Hot water
    Perfect Chocolate Frosting

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease 3 9-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of the pans with wax paper: grease and flour the paper. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat the butter in a mixer bowl till creamy. Beat in the brown sugar till light. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. At low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in the hot water: beat at low speed just till blended. Pour into the prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Unmold and cool completely. Frost when completely cooled.

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