Thursday, July 19, 2012
Chocolate Layer Cake
Mr. Frank and Martin go crazy over this cake, so Mabel makes it often. The thick, luscious fudge frosting all over and in the middle make it too tempting even for the ladies to resist.
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 ozs. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter, softened.
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat over to 350. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
Combine flour, soda, and salt. Set aside.
Melt chocolate with water. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
Add chocolate a little at a time, mixing well.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 25-35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and cake has pulled away from edges of pans.
Cool on racks. Frost layers with Mable's delicous fudge frosting. Recipe follows.
3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
Sift together powdered sugar and cocoa.
Melt butter and add to sugar mixture.
Add milk a little at a time until the frosting is speadable