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Classic Mahogany Sour Cream Cake

Classic Mahogany Sour Cream Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
Sour cream makes this homemade chocolate layer cake rich and moist. Serve it for a special celebration or a memorable ending to a dinner party.
30 min
3 hr 10 min
16 servings
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What You Need

oz.  BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
cup  water
container  (8 oz.) BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
cups  cake flour
tsp.  CALUMET Baking Powder
tsp.  baking soda
tsp.  salt
cup  butter, softened
cup  granulated sugar
cup  firmly packed brown sugar
tsp.  vanilla

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Cover bottoms of pans with wax paper. Grease and flour wax paper; set aside. Microwave chocolate and water in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after each min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted; cool completely. Stir in sour cream.

MIX flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with the chocolate mixture, beating after each addition until well blended. Add vanilla; mix well. Pour evenly into prepared pans.

BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Fill and frost with BAKER'S® ONE BOWL Chocolate Frosting.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Sour cream and brown sugar add to the divine flavor of this special-occasion cake. Serve with a glass of ice cold low-fat milk.
High Altitude Directions
Increase flour to 2 cups and water to 2/3 cup. Reduce baking powder to 1 tsp. and baking soda to 1/2 tsp. Reduce brown sugar to 1/2 cup and granulated sugar to 1 cup minus 1 Tbsp. Increase baking temperature to 375°F.
Use Your Stove
Place chocolate and water in saucepan; cook on very low heat until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly.
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