Another delicious chocolatey cake!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 8oz sour cream
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Set aside
In a small bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl beat the shortening and sugar on medium speed until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in melted chocolate and sour cream. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beat on low after each addition just until combined. Spread batter in prepared pans.
Bake 25 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Prepare frosting, place one layer flat side down on a plate. Spread top with 1 cup frosting. Stack the second layer flat side down. Spread with remaining frosting.
12oz package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
8oz sour cream
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a large pan over low heat melt and stir chocolate chips and butter. Cool about 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream and powdered sugar until smooth.