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Chocolate Snacking Cake
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3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso granules, if desired

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup full-fat sour cream

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom of 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick baking spray.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, melted butter, cocoa, eggs, instant coffee, if desired, salt and vanilla in large bowl; whisk until smooth. Add sour cream; whisk until smooth. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; whisk until smooth, scraping down side of bowl. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining chocolate chips.

  3. STEP 3

    Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Store covered at room temperature up to 3 days.

Tip #1

Coffee enhances and complements chocolate flavor, though your cake will still taste amazing without it.

Tip #2

Use unsweetened dark cocoa instead of regular to give this cake an intense chocolate kick, but regular unsweetened cocoa works too.

Tip #3

Start checking doneness at the beginning of the bake range for a perfectly baked cake.

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