Sunday, February 20, 2011

Magleby's Chocolate Cake

This cake is extremely rich, but oh so good.

1 Cup butter

1 Cup water

4 T. heaping cocoa

Sift together the following:

2 Cups flour

2 Cups sugar

½ t. salt

Pour chocolate over dry ingredients, gently mix

In separate bowl combine the following:

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

1 t. soda -- dissolved in little water

1 t. vanilla

Combine with chocolate ingredients... then add

½ Cup sour cream

Gently mix. Do not over mix.

Can be baked how you like... cup cakes, 8.5 X11 pan, 8 or 9 in rounds, cookie sheet to get brownie like cakes... you decide. You an also decide how to bake it. The author of this cake could be anyone... *it is said that it is the Magleby’s Restaurant cake... and well... if you bake it at 325 for 50 to 60 minutes then you can call it that. Or you can bake at 375 for 20-40 minutes. This cake can also be called Texas Fudge... some people use sour cream (Magleby’s) or you can use buttermilk or regular milk with a tablespoon of vinegar, or just regular old milk.

Below I will also give you tips on making a basic buttercream / chocolate frosting recipe into a Magleby’s recipe. Basically, do it by hand. Let your butter sit out and become room temperature, then gently work the ingredients by hand and you have Lenora’s method. Others whip it.... and use the microwave to soften butter. You can also melt the butter and milk in a sauce pan and get yet another texas fudge like consistency. You decide!

Have fun, enjoy!

Frosting (PS, Magleby’s freeze the cakes before frosting)

1 cup butter -- let sit until room temperature

½ cup milk

3 T cocoa

3½ cup pd sugar

t vanilla

Alternate ingredients while stirring by hand with whisk or your favorite hard spoon


Bobbi said...

I am so looking forward to making this cake tonight! Thanks for this post!

Unknown said...

I made this cake, it's not even close to Magleby's Chocolate Cake. It's much too light in color and texture. The denseness and layers of chocolate flavor aren't there.
I ate them side-by-side and nope, this isn't it. Any more ideas?