Did you know yesterday was National Chocolate Cake Day?!?!? Well, it WAS. It was also my dad's favorite cake. Chocolate on chocolate. So.... mostly in his honor, but also because it was A NATIONAL HOLIDAY! Anyway, this cake was divine and I will be wearing stretchy clothes ally week because of this yumminess....
1 3/4 CUP all purpose flour
1 1/2 CUP sugar
1/2 CUP brown sugar
3/4 CUP cocoa or cacao
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt (I used fine ground pink Himalayan)
Mix all dry ingredients above in a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350.
1/2 CUP oil (I used sunflower)
1 CUP sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
Mix oil, eggs, sour cream, & vanilla in large mixing bowl with stand or hand mixer for one minute.
Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, and spoon mix until just combined. Then add ONE CUP OF VERY HOT WATER. Mix for two minutes at medium speed.
Butter two round cake pans, pour half mixture in each, pop in the oven, and bake for 28-30 min. Toothpick test to make sure they're done.
Now while those are cooling, make the icing...
1 CUP butter softened
1/2 CUP heavy cream
1 C cocoa or cacao
3- 4 C confectioners sugar (more or less for your desired stiffness)
Mix with electric mixer...
After cakes have cooled, add icing... And