Chocolate Layer Cake Rounds

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2008

Our light and fluffy cake doesn't come from a box.

SERVES10 to 12 (Makes two 9-inch layers or three 8-inch layers)

TIME1 hour, plus 2 hours cooling

Chocolate Layer Cake Rounds

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

“Blooming” the cocoa powder in boiling water and adding instant espresso powder to the batter produce deep chocolate flavor. Sour cream adds moisture and tang. This recipe is very versatile—change up frostings and fillings to produce all so...

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