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Café Annie’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Café Annie’s Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Hart Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Andrea Cooper
Added: Saturday, September 16, 2006


2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1¾ c flour
1 c milk
1 c cocoa
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp cinnamon
½ c melted sweet butter
1½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

1 lb. Semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
2 c sour cream (room temp)
½ tsp salt

Grease and flour 2 9" cake pans. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Stir in eggs, milk and melted butter - mix well. Add 1 c boiling water and vanilla - stir to combine. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350 º until knife comes out clean (35-40 min). Cool, turn out of pans. To make frosting, melt chocolate in double boiler. Remove from heat, stir in ½ c sour cream. Stir chocolate mixture into remaining sour cream - add vanilla and salt. Allow to cool. Slice tops of cakes to make flat surfaces. Spread 1/3 of frosting over one cake. Place second cake on top. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a VERY heavy, dense cake. It is not too kid friendy but it seems to work for the adults.




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