Posted by tiptop57This recipe took a ribbon at Minnesota's State Fair. Award Winning Rich Dark Chocolate Cake Ingredients: 1/2 cup boiling water 4 Tbsp unsweetened Dutch Processed cocoa powder (such as Hersey's Special Dark Cocoa) and 3 Tbsp unsweetened regular cocoa powder. 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp Orange Liquor (such as Grand Marnier) 2 cups (All Purpose) Flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup sour cream Preparation: Mix boiling water and both unsweetened cocoas in small bowl until smooth. Set aside and let cool. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Add vanilla extract and orange liquor then mix and set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda together in another bowl. To butter/sugar mixture, alternately add portions of the dry ingredients, unsweetened cocoa mixture and the sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Divide into to two 8 cake tins. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cakes completely cool and torte to make four layers. Frost with your favorite frosting.
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