Deluxe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Deluxe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
Deluxe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

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

Directions

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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