This recipe my family used for many years. My aunt used to bring it for family parties. It is still a big hit at any family gatherings.This cake has the best tasting cream frosting ever.
5 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 stick unsalted butter
1 tsp baking soda, pour vinegar on top
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs baking cocoa
3 sticks unsalted butter
6 oz cream cheese
12 oz cool whip
6 oz sweet condensed milk
For decoration I tried something new. Usually I would do grated chocolate on top.
(Updated on 11-30-13) Then I made it a zebra Fondant theme.
Add melted butter, sour cream, baking soda, vanilla. Mix on medium. Add sifted four, mix.
Spray with cooking spray or use butter in 9in baking pan.
Pour half of the batter in baking pan. In the rest put baking cocoa, mix.
Bake on 325F until golden brown. About 25-30 min.
To check if its ready push in the middle with your finger if its spongy it ready.
The other way to make zebra stripes in the dough is alternating white and chocolate using 1 tbs or 1/8 cup at the time.
Cream frosting directions:
Cut butter into cubes.
Mix until fluffy.
Add cream cheese. Mix until becomes smooth.
Add cool whip. Mix more.
Add condensed milk. Mix again.
Now its ready to assemble the cake.
Slice each of the two cooled cakes in half to make four layers. I made 1 layer of chocolate ( not my favorite chocolate layers) So my cake was 3 layers.
Spread a thick layer of cream on each layer.
Cover all over with the cream. At this point you can just decorate with chocolate. Melt and pour or just shred chocolate on smallest over the cake.
I made chocolate jello from agar-agar.
1 cup cold water add 2 tsp agar agar. Bring it to a boil. Stir constantly.
Add 3 oz sugar. Stir, boil for 2 min.
Add sifted 2 tbls baking cocoa. Stir, boil for 1 min.
Pour in any decorative silicone or in glass baking sheet, then cut any shapes.