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Deluxe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients

  • 3 3 3 oz. Hershey baking chocolate, see substitution below
  • 1/3 1/3 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 3/4 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 2 1/4 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 2 2 eggs
  • 1 1 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 2 1/4 1/4 cup unsifted cake flour, see substitution below
  • 1 1 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1 1 cup water
  • Chocolate Butter Frosting
  • 4 4 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 2 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash dash of salt
  • 4 4 4 tsp milk or so
  • 2 2 2 oz. Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate, melted

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Break chocolate into pieces. Place in small saucepan with 1/3 cup water; stir constantly over low heat until chocolate has melted. Cool.

Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Blend in chocolate.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and add alternately to cake batter with 1 cup water with wooden spoon; beat just until well blended. Pour batter into well greased and floured cake pans.

For two 8 inch layer pans Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
For two 9 inch layer pans Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
For two 9 inch square pans Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost as desired, see options below.

Baking Chocolate Substitute: 1 oz. bakers chocolate is equal to: Melt 1 tbsp. of butter or shortening, then stir in 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa until it dissolves

Cake Flour Substitute: Equal to 1 cup of cake flour: replace with 1 cup minus 2 Tbsps all purpose flour or coconut flour plus 2 Tbsp cornstarch, sift together several times until well incorporated. Use coconut flour to make gluten free.

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