This divinely moist chocolate cake recipe gets its richness from a combination of quality dark cocoa powder and sour cream. | On Ty's Plate
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The Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

This divinely moist chocolate cake recipe gets its richness from a combination of quality dark cocoa powder and sour cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Ty

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 1/3 c cake flour
  • 2/3 c Hershey's Special Dark 100% Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 c salted butter room temp
  • 4 eggs room temp
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2/3 c whole milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until the color is uniform then set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat soften (room temp; not melted) butter and molasses on low speed until pale yellow and fluffy.
  • Add sugar and combine until texture is smooth. Next, beat in eggs followed by the sour cream. 
  • Add all of the dry mix and beat on medium until batter is formed. Add in the milk to finish.
  • Pour into 3 floured or lined 9" round cake pans and bake for 20-24 min or until toothpick comes out on the center clean.

Notes

*Recipe edited 7/16/18 along with updated photos. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.1mg