So Trooper came home today after a very early shift and asked, softly, if he couldn't have just a plain chocolate cake. Not a 3 layer fancy buttercream confection but...just a plain ol' cake. Well, you know me. I was quick prepared. But only because of the darling woman and her perfectly named Emergency Chocolate Cake.
I used all sour cream in my version. And yes, I always have a stick of butter softening on the counter - what of it?! In short, this thing is so danged simple and easy that I hate to make more of it but...it was DELICIOUS. Within an hour it was cooling on the rack. Sure, you could gild it with some chantilly cream. Or go a wee bit decadent with perhaps some cherry liquer - a reduction of Chambord, perhaps?
But trust me - cut off a hunk of this and just eat it out of hand. GORGEOUS, a perfect crumb, and far too easy to taste so good.