This is the classic homemade chocolatelayer cake, filled and frosted with a luscious chocolate buttercreamfrosting, that your mom and/or grandma made…or should have!
Recipe: Chocolate Layer Cakewith Buttercream Frosting
Cake:1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup boiling water2/3 cup vegetable shortening1 3/4 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups buttermilk*
Buttercream Frosting:6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
*Or place 4 teaspoons white vinegar ina measuring cup and add milk to equal 1 1/3 cup. Allow to setfor 2 to 3 minutes before using.
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