Monday, January 4, 2010

Ellen's Chocolate Cake

New Years Resolutions be darned! Chocolate cake does not count. From my brother's Mother in Law Ellen, one of the best cooks I have ever met. Hopefully one day I will get her peanut butter frosting recipe!

1/2 cup butter
1 cup + 2 tbls sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk + 1 tbls vinegar (1/2 cup buttermilk could be used)
1 1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup boing water

Mix all ingredients well except water
When fully mixed add water
Bake in two 9" greased pans 350 x 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 mins then on rack
Frost when completely cool with this easy one my friend Sharon calls a Ganache:

12 oz good semi sweet chocolate melted allow to cool slightly
wisk in 8 oz room temp sour cream

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