CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CARAMEL SAUCE
Butter, With a Side of Bread
Butter, With a Side of Bread
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter. I replace half with oil to make it more moist
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup solid white vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring (Wilton flavoring is my favorite)
  • 7 teaspoons of water or milk (3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 lb pure cane confectioners sugar
  • Pinch of salt

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