This is the ultimate chocolate cake classic recipe by Norman Love that is sure to please. A perfect treat to end the day. Easy and delicious.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup of sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cocoa powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Sour Cream Icing
- 1 1/4 cup butter
- 5 oz baker’s chocolate
- 2.5 oz 65% chocolate
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/4 sour cream
Preheat oven to 350F and line 8” cake pans with parchment paper.
Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan and whisk in cocoa powder until fully incorporated. Set aside to cool or place in refrigerator to cool down faster.
Combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.
Sift together all purpose flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Then add to wet ingredients and mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
Add cooled cocoa powder mixture to the bowl and whip on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
Portion evenly into prepared cake pans and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
For the icing
Melt together both chocolates and butter until smooth. Then transfer mixture to a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.
Add 1/2 the amount of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated.
Add off of the sour cream and mix on medium speed until combined. Then add the remaining powdered sugar and mix on low speed for 1 minute.