Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2_ Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3_ In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 2 1/2 cups brown sugar until well mixed. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in the vanilla and melted chocolate squares. Add 1/2 the sour cream and then 1/2 the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well blended.

4_ Add the remaining sour cream and dry ingredients to the batter. Stir in boiling water.

5_ Bake in a greased 9 X 13 inch pan for 35 minutes.

6_ Let cool 10 minutes before icing.


7_ To Make Caramel Icing: First melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar and boil about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup milk and bring to a boil. Place pan in cold water and stir in the confectioners' sugar. Continue stirring until smooth. Spread over still warm cake.

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