Since I enjoy baking cookies, cakes and pies…I’m always looking for new recipes like this one, Sandy’s Chocolate Cake. Just one bite—no, one look and you will know why I love recipes like this one SO MUCH!

This cake is made with brown sugar and sour cream (off to a FANTASTIC start already!) and then boiling water is stirred stir into the batter until it is all blended.  Those are 3 simple steps are what lead to a super moist cake!

Here’s everything else you’ll need:

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups packed brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
3 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups sour cream
1-1/3 cups boiling water

1/2 cup butter, cubed
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
5 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Now, back in the early 70’s, I worked with 4 women that were much older than I was (I was 18 years old and they had grown children so I would say they were around 59 years old)  and I remember them saying that to get a moist cake you have to add boiling water. Well, we’re in 2016 and I guess they were right!

I would like to thank Sandra Johnson and Taste of Home Test Kitchen for the delicious chocolate cake recipe. Always remember that super simple “secret” tip though, it’s not exclusive to this one recipe. Feel free to try it out next time you make a cake and see how it goes! Also, be sure to head on over to Taste of Home now for the full instructions for this particular recipe. Enjoy!