Lew Boyd's Chocolate Cake Recipe

Lew Boyd's Chocolate Cake picture


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Unsalted butter1 Tablespoon (For Greasing The Pan)
For the cake
 Cake flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (More For Dusting The Pans)
 Unsweetened chocolate4 Ounce, chopped fine
 Baking soda3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vegetable oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Eggs2 Large, lightly beaten (At Room Temperature)
 Sour cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the frosting
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Unsalted butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into pieces
 Granulated sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Semi-sweet chocolate1 Pound, chopped fine
 Double strength coffee1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use It Hot)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Chocolate shavings2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)


Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Lightly butter two 9-inch round cake pans, line with parchment or wax paper, then butter and flour the paper, shaking out any excess.
Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the hot coffee with the unsweetened chocolate and let it melt, stirring constantly.
Sift the 2 cups sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda into a separate large bowl.
Add the oil, eggs, sour cream, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla to the bowl with the melted chocolate, and whisk until well combined.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, in thirds, stirring well after each addition, until completely blended.
Divide the batter between the pans, rap each pan on the counter to expel any air pockets or bubbles, and place in the oven.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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Tbartley2002 says :

do you have the procedure for making the frosting?
Posted on: 23 June 2012 - 7:28pm