Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sour Cream Black Fudge Loaf Cake


Sour Cream Black Fudge Loaf Cake 

Source: Happiness Is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake (Little, Brown & Company, 2019), pg. 43.


I've been looking through Maida Heatter's new book Happiness Is Baking which is a collection of her best known recipes. I have made most of them although there are still quite a number I haven't gotten to yet. One of them was this one. It is a fairly simple loaf cake with an intense chocolate flavor. It definitely needs the icing or it would be a bit bland.

Of the recipes I've have not tried yet, I am looking forward to trying the "Abby Mandel's Boule de Neige (Snowball)" and the Cranberry Upside Down Cake. I still can't believe I have not made the "Queen Mother's Cake" yet!

I was also not familiar with the "September 7th Cake" and do not recall seeing this recipe in any of my books. I may have just overlooked it. This is one of her favorites and she plans to have it on her upcoming 103rd birthday! It has to be awesome.

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 tsp. dry instant coffee
1 cup boiling water
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 lb. sweet butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

Icing

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 TBS butter (room temperature)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup strained powdered sugar
1 large egg

The full instructions for the recipe can be found at Genius Kitchen.



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