Friday, June 28, 2013

chocolate cake with cream cheese-sour cream frosting

 My niece's birthday and my mother-in-law's birthday are just a day apart. My niece requested a lemon meringue strawberry shortcake cake and I also wanted to bring a chocolate cake for my mother-in-law.

So I made my standard chocolate cake and sandwiched the two layers with a thick layer of this new-to-me chocolate frosting. It's a combination of butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted chocolate and sour cream. And it's delicious. Like eat it with a spoon delicious!

Chocolate frosting with cream cheese and sourcream
recipe source : Annie's Eats

9.5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
4 tbsp. unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. sour cream

Melt the chocolate and set aside to cool until just barely warm. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed about 3-4 minutes. Mix in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Beat in the melted chocolate and then the sour cream. Continue beating until the mixture is smooth and well blended.

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