Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Layer Cake
Servings: 16 Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
Filling/Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 8-inch-round cake pans. Line pans with waxed paper; grease paper.

2. In bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in sour cream, then eggs. On low, beat in flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with milk. Divide among prepared pans.

3. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 30 minutes, until springy to touch. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Invert onto racks; remove paper.

Filling/Frosting:

4. In bowl, beat butter, sour cream. Beat in sugar, 3 tablespoons liqueur, vanilla. Filling: Remove 3/4 cup; chill 5 minutes. Frosting: Beat cocoa, remaining liqueur into remaining butter mixture. Fill, stack, frost layers.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 484, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 99, sat. fat (g): 12, carb. (g): 74, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 151, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.