Valentine’s Day is the birthday of a special person in my life and I will need to make a cake. Chocolate with chocolate chips is the request. This recipe for a rich, hand mixed chocolate cake is adapted from BiRite Market’s Eat Good Food-wonderful in celebration of Valentine’s Day in addition to any other occasion.
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Chocolate Chips
1 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup high quality cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Position rack in the center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-12 cup Bundt pan, set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, salt and water. Melt together over medium heat, stir to combine and remove from heat when all is just melted. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl until blended. Add half of the melted butter mixture and whisk until completely blended (mixture will be very thick). Add the remaining butter mixture and whisk. Add eggs one at a time, and whisk each to blend completely before adding the next. Whisk in the sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and before inverting to a plate to serve and enjoy.