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Homemade Chocolate Layer Cake

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Recipe Ingredients:

Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups buttermilk*

Chocolate Frosting:
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. For Cake: In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to the butter mixture, beating just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  6. For Chocolate Frosting: In small saucepan melt butter over low heat; add cocoa, stirring constantly until smooth and slightly thickened. Remove from heat; pour into medium bowl, and cool until very thick (about half hour or so).
  7. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to chocolate mixture and beat to spreading consistency. Frost cake.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

*Or place 4 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar in a measuring cup and add milk to equal 1 1/2 cups. Allow to set for 2 to 3 minutes before using.