1 Cup butter (softened to room temperature)
1 Cup water
4 Tbsp cocoa powder, heaping
Sift together the following:
2 Cups flour
2 Cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
Pour chocolate mixture over dry ingredients, gently mix.
In separate bowl combine the following:
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp soda — dissolved in little water
1 tsp vanilla
Combine with chocolate ingredients… then add
1/2 Cup sour cream
Do not over mix.
Very meticulously, grease and line with parchment paper 3 9-inch round cake pans. Force yourself to do this so it’s done and over. It's a big pain but you’ll be so glad you did it in the end. Alternatively this recipe will fill a 9by 13 pan very nicely! Method:
Divide the batter evenly among 3 9-inch rounds, then bake at 325 for about 1 hour.
Frosting (PS, Magleby’s will freeze the cakes before frosting)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
3 Tbsp cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Alternate ingredients into the mixture beat until smooth.