This is a response to the request by someone in the "Help Wanted" section on page 39 Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Cappers magazine, of people looking for recipes, where this request was published. The person said his grandmother made a chocolate sour cream cake, for which he had part of the recipe
From the part of the recipe the requester had, this appears to be a variant of the Sour Cream Raisin Cake. I could combine that with the recipes for sour cream raisin cake and the chocolate-variant of the 1-egg cake in The Household Searchlight Cookbook, (1931) published by Cappers Books. I combined those recipes with the ingredients printed in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Cappers magazine. I came up with this recipe, made it, and it is absolutely superb! This may be the best chocolate cake I've ever had!
I added chocolate, as the request said it was for a chocolate cake rather than a devil's food cake. Devil's Food cakes use only cocoa - true chocolate cakes use actual chocolate. And, upon making the batter without the chocolate, it was not chocolaty- enough.
Many devils food cakes use brown sugar to make them more brown and change the taste. If it doesn't taste right to you, you could substitute brown sugar for the white sugar which I used.
This is probably the best cake I have ever eaten! I will certainly make it many times in the future, and I hope the readers of this site enjoy it as much as we have. There are, indeed, rewards for trying to help another person!
Guna - tamasic
Chocolate Sour Cream Cake
Yield: About 8-12 servings.