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Simple Chocolate Cake

Simple Chocolate CakeThis simple recipe will help you to create a homemade chocolate cake with ease.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 (2-ounce) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars, melted and cooled
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Creamy Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 (2-ounce) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided use
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons to 3 tablespoon milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. For Cake: Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  3. Pour into prepared baking pan(s). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.
  4. Frost with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.
  5. For Creamy Chocolate Frosting: Microwave butter and baking bar in small, microwave-safe mixer bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth; cool to room temperature. Beat 1 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar alternately with milk until smooth. Makes 2 cups frosting.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.