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NOT Your Grandma’s Chocolate Cake


Serves: 16


Growing up i did a lot of baking with my mom, and this recipe was by far my favorite Chocolate Cake to bake.

I love rich chocolate and this cake gives you a mix of a brownie, cake, fudge... the best of all worlds.

So if you like Chocolate Cake, this one is for you!



  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder




  • 6 tablespoons milk

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup butter

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


preheat oven to 350 degrees
grease and flour 10x15 pan
in large bowl combine flour, sugar, soda and salt
beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla
in medium saucepan melt the butter on low-med heat
add the water and 5 T cocoa powder
bring to a boil then set aside and allow to cool for 5 mins
slowly mix in cocoa mixture to flour mixture on medium until well blended
pour batter into pan and bake for 20 mins at 350

In medium saucepan combine butter, milk and cocoa

bring to a boil then remove from heat
stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until well blended (add nuts, optional)
spread frosting onto warm cake and let cool




Happy Baking!

Chef Martin 


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