Nigela's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

1
Allow all ingredients to warm up to room temperature.
2
Preheat oven to 350°F.
3
Put all the cake ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, cocoa, butter, eggs, vanilla, and sour cream into a food processor and process until you have a smooth, thick batter. Scraping down the sides so that everything is mixed smoothly.
4
Divide this batter, using a rubber spatula to help you scrape and spread, into the prepared tins.
5
Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, which should be about 35 minutes, but it is wise to start checking at 25 minutes. Also, it might make sense to switch the 2 cakes around in the oven halfway through cooking time.
6
Allow the cakes to cool completely. Don't worry about any cracks as they will easily be covered by the frosting later.

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About

The cake above is half of Nigella’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe in small 5" spring form cake pan (it made two mini cakes). The recipe below is cut in half already.

Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

November 30, 2009

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