I got it from good ol' betty- and only modified it a little- I hope she doesn't mind?
I usually make it into a bundt with chocolate glaze but have made the best ever cupcakes and black forest cake too with this recipe! The best part- all the ingredients are in the pantry!
1 2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 or one stick butter room temp.
1 1/2 cup soured milk or buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. spray your bundt pan really good- or 9x13" pan, or two cake rounds, or get your cups ready for cupcakes...
Beat all ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake until toothpick comes out clean- 9x13= 35 to 40 minutes.
bundt= 40 to 45 minutes
cupcakes 1/2 full= 20 minutes
two rounds= 30 minutes
Frost with whatever you like. for the bundt glaze I have used melted store bought frosting... really easy- fudge isn't too bad. Or- this
Chocolate chip glaze:
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tblsp. butter
2 tblsp. corn syrup
1 to 2 tsp. hot water
Heat everything except the water. Add the water a little at a time & wisk or stir quickly until it reaches the consistency you desire. Drizzle over the cooled cake. It's a good thing :)