Best Chocolate Cake Ever…


Okay maybe the picture doesn’t really do this cake justice; BUT it is the yummiest cake you will ever eat. I got this recipe from a friend and have made it so many times. My family loves it. It is the perennial favourite when baking birthday cakes for my kids. I always ask them what kind of cake they want for their birthday and they will always say they want this cake. I suggest something else maybe a cheesecake or something but they say no.

CHOCOLATE CAKE

2 cups boiling water
1 cup cocoa
2 3/4 cups flour, all-purpose
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour boiling water over cocoa in medium bowl. Whisk until smooth. Cool.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in bowl.
In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in eggs 1 at a time beating until light colored. Add vanilla.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture in 3 parts alternately with cooca mixture in 2 parts, beginning and ending with flour. Spread into 2 greased 9 inch round pans. Bake in Oven for 30-35 minutes until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Cool. Ice with Creamy Frosting.

CREAMY FROSTING

1 cup milk
2 tbsp. flour, all-purpose
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Whisk milk into flour in small saucepan until smooth. Heat and stir until it boils and thickens. Cool thoroughly. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla in bowl until light and fluffy. Add thickened milk. Beat until mixture resembles whipped cream. Makes enough to fill and frost a 2 layer cake.

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