Molly’s Chocolate Cake

I was looking at an old family cookbook and found Grandma Molly’s chocolate cake recipe.  This is an older style cake more dense than the box mixes but still really tasty.  If you like chocolate you should like this one it has both chocolate and cocoa.  The frosting is something that is a base depending on your climate.  I hope you enjoy.

Dry ingredients
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients
1 stick butter softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoon sour cream
3 squares unsweetened chocolate melted plus 1/4 cup cocoa powder two chocolates are better than 1 plus the color is better.
1 teaspoon vanilla plus 1 teaspoon of chocolate liqueur or two of vanilla

Preheat oven to 350

Grease round cake pans

Sift flour, salt and baking powder set aside

Cream butter and sugar whip until pale add eggs whip
Add chocolate, milk, sour cream and vanilla
Mix in dry ingredients 1/3 at a time
Mix until everything is incorporated

Place 1 /2 in each cake pan

Let stand for 5 minutes

Bake for 2o to 25 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean

Let cool got 20 minutes and remove cake to a cooling rack

Make a simple syrup of 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar brush on cake

Trim bottom layer top to make flat a bread knife works best

Frosting

3/4 cup cocoa powder
5 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter unsalted room temp
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon chocolate liqueur
4 oz milk

Mix cocoa and butter until well combined. Add salt
Add butter mix until the smooth
Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time
Mix add cream and vanilla and liqueur.
Beat until smooth
If too thick add 1 tablespoon milk
If frosting doesn’t hold together add more powdered sugar

Frost cake

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