Rich Cocoa Cake


1/2 cup cold water
2 heaping tbs of cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
3 tbs butter
2 eggs
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups sifted flour
1/3 unsalted butter softened
1/3 cup cocoa powder
dash of salt
6 to 8 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 tbs hot water
 This cake is super rich and is full of coca powder, brown sugar, butter and eggs. It is absolutely delicious.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease to 8 inch cake pans and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan, mix together the cold water and cocoa powder.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to boil.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • The mix should be paste-like.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and butter.
  • Add the eggs, salt and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the cocoa mixture and beat well.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, milk and baking soda.
  • Gradually add the sour cream mix to the batter, alternating with the flour.
  • Beat well after each addition.
  • Pour batter mixture into the pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted int he center comes our clean.
  • Remove cakes from the oven and let cool then remove cakes from the pans. Let the cakes cool completely before icing
  • For the icing, cream together the butter and cocoa power until fluffy. Add the salt.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well.
  • Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • If icing is too stiff add a little water at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Place (1) of the cakes on a platter and spread a thin coating of icing over it. Place the other cake atop and using a cake spatula, spread icing artfully over the cake.
  • Slice and serve.




40 min


25 min


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