Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
10 mins
1 hr
2 hrs 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 9 x 1-1/2-inch round baking pans.

  • In an extra-large bowl combine sour cream, water, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a large wire whisk, whisk until well combined. Add flour, cocoa powder, black pepper, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves; whisk vigorously until smooth. Divide batter between prepared pans.

  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

  • Finely chop chocolate. In saucepan over medium-high heat bring whipping cream to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until smooth. Cool to room temperature; chill until a spreadable, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, prepare Harvest Fruit.

  • To assemble, place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with 1/2 of chocolate cream mixture. Top with the second layer. Arrange fruit in a single layer on top of cake. Pour caramel over top of fruit, if desired. Serve immediately. (Cake does not store well after fruit is added.) Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

651 calories; fat 31g; cholesterol 71mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 93g; mono fat 13g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 69g; protein 5g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 48.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 223mg; potassium 331mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 3.1mg.