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Sandy’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

Sandy’s Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • Sandy's Chocolate Cake Recipe
    Sandy's Chocolate Cake Recipe

    3 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to make Sandy’s Chocolate Cake

  • In a mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time,
    beating well after each addition. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Blend in
    vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour
    cream to creamed mixture. Mix on low just until combined. Stir in water until
    blended. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
    350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to
    cool completely. For frosting, in a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate
    over low heat. Cool several minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, sour cream and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture and beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake.
  • Sandy’s Chocolate Cake is ready to serve.

Prep Time:15 Min
Cook Time:35 Min
Ready In:50 Min
Servings: 12

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