Chocolate Yum Yum Cake

A yummy chocolate cake with a yummy chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Yum Yum Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
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  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened

Instructions

1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa, set aside.

2 In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and egg until light, add the 1/2 cup butter, beat until smooth. Stir in the sour cream, water, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix slowly until flour mixture is absorbed. Fold in the 2 cups chocolate chips. Divide the mixture evenly between the two prepared pans.

3 Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until cake tests done with a toothpick. Place pans of cake on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely. When cool frost with the following frosting recipe.

4 To make the frosting, melt the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips with the coffee in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove pan from heat, and beat in the 3/4 cup of butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth. Set pan in a bowl of ice and beat until icing is spreadable and holds it’s shape. Cool completely before frosting cake.

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