A luscious and intensely dark chocolatelayer cake with a creamy chocolate frosting to match.
Recipe: Luscious Dark ChocolateCake
Cake:2 cups granulated sugar
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greaseand flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
For Cake: In a large bowl, combine sugar,flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs,milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will bethin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; removefrom pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
For Dark Chocolate Frosting: Melt butterin medium saucepan; stir in cocoa. Add powdered sugar, milk andvanilla and beat to spreading consistency. In needed, add smallamount of milk 1 teaspoon at a time.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Dark Chocolate Frosting:1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Makes 12 servings.
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