February 13, 2006

Dark Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake of Love

Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake of Love
3 eggs, at room temperature
2 2/3 cups flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ¼ cup very cold water
1 cup light brown sugar
¾ cup butter, melted and cooled
½ cup oil
2/3 cup sour cream
½ cup cocoa (not Dutch processed)
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well blended. In another bowl, combine cooled butter and oil. Mix thoroughly. Slowly add cold water, mix until combined. Add dry ingredients all at once and mix until well blended. Add the egg/vanilla/sour cream mixture and beat until throughly combined. Pour into two greased and floured* 8 inch round cake pans. Bake 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and ice.

*we love Pam Cooking Spray with Flour

Excellent with dark chocolate fudge icing.

My thoughts:
My sweet husband made this for me for Valentine's Day. It's an extremely rich and moist cake. You couldn't ask for a better dessert on my favorite holiday.