Sour Cream Chocolate Cake (Freddi Michael)
Frosting: 1/2 c butter 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 c milk 1 lb powdered sugar
In a sm bowl, pour boiling water over chocolate and set aside. In lg
bowl, cream butter with sugar on high speed. Add eggs one at a time,
beating until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and let mixer beat
itself if you have a free-standing mixer, while you empty the
dishwasher or read the paper... the longer this mixture beats, the
lighter the cake will be. Let it go 5 minutes or more.
Sift flour with baking powder, soda, and salt. Gradually add to
creamed mixture and beat only until combined. (Taste at this
point... ooo, my downfall!!) Stir in chocolate mixture and combine
thoroughly or you'll have white patches in finished cake (another
downfall of mine! sigh).
Pour into 2 (9") or 3 (8") greased and floured cake pans and bake for
40 mins at 350 degrees. Cool before filling and frosting.
Frosting: Combine butter, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar and beat
on high speed until smooth. Add milk if too stiff (just a little!!)
or more sugar if too liquid-y.