Mrs. Smith Chocolate Cake
The wedding cake that Freya wanted
This is the cake recipe that has been shared and shared again. My mom originally wrote it out on a recipe card that got so splattered with chocolate cake batter it was harder and harder to read. Thankfully I got it before it became illegible. This was the recipe Freya used for the wedding cake she wanted to make.
Now you can have it too!
I don't make this cake as much as I used to. I once had a craving for it so I baked a layer cake, iced it the way I like it - with a thick butter icing, and brought it to the neighbours. We cut into it, I had one piece with a cup of tea and then I left it there. She had three teenage boys living at home at the time so it disappeared pretty quickly.
So, without further ado, here's Mrs. Smiths Chocolate Cake - warning - lots of sugar ahead - but that's what makes it so rich.
1/2 cup margarine or butter - depending on how rich you want it
2/3 cup of cocoa
1 cup of water
Let cool a few minutes or use just warm water
1 cup sour cream
2 cups of white sugar
2 cups of flour
2 tsps of soda
pinch of salt
Pour into a 9 x 13 pan or two round cake pans.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F or until done.
Ice with butter cream icing:
1/2 cup butter softened
mix until even softer - beat lots of air into it
Add 4 Tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Blend in 1/3 cup cocoa
Then blend in icing sugar until the consistency you want. You can adjust these amounts according to taste. I don't technically follow recipe for the icing but thought I would give you approximate amounts of how I make it.
P.S. cake fight is optional.