8 ounces unsweetened chocolate 4 cups granulate sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups strong coffee (available at all gas stations) or dissolve 10 teaspoons instant coffee in 2 cups hot water 1 cup sour cream 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease three 10 inch spring form or cake pans.
Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler placed over simmering water, then turn off the heat.
Sift the sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt together into a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, blend the hot coffee, sour cream and vegetable oil with a whisk.
With the mixer on low speed, add the coffee mixture in a stream to the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Stop the mixer to scrape the bowl several times with a rubber spatula.
Add the eggs and mix until smooth. Add the chocolate mixture and mix until the batter is uniform in color.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and place them in the oven. Bake until the cake springs back to the touch and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean (do not wait until a crust forms) (a little under baked = fudgy!) about 30-35 minutes. Cool the layers before frosting. Frost between each layer then cover the sides and top. Enjoy!
MOCHA ICING RECIPE
1 ½ pounds butter, at room temperature 9 cups powdered sugar (about 3 pounds) 1 cup heavy cream 6 tablespoons instant coffee powder or crystals 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt
Cream the butter in inn a large bowl of an electric mixer on high speed until very creamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine the cream with the remaining ingredients, stirring until thoroughly dissolved. Add cream mixture to the butter mixture. Beat until well blended.
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