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Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michele Morken
Added: Sunday, March 22, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb butter
1 1/2 c. water
4 t. salt
4 c. flour
4 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
5 eggs
1 c. sour cream

Directions:
Directions:
Place the butter, water and salt in a medium saucepan, heating and stirring until melted. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda. Pour melted better into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add eggs and mix, then add sour cream and mix.
Pour into a 10 inch round cake pan or 24 muffin cups and bake at 350, 1 hour for cake, 20 minutes for cupcakes.

Frost with Basic Buttercream, page.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Our dear friend Clemence de Lutz-Gossett owns Gourmandise Desserts in L.A. This is one of her custom recipes. Clemence is the mom of Hannah's first friend in pre-school, Malcolm.
This chocolate cake is easy to prepare and very delicious.

 

 

 

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