Diva Tasting: Chocolate Cake…

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

2 Cups White Sugar

1 ¾ Cups All-Purpose Flour

¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Soda

1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Salt

2 Eggs

1 Cup Milk

½ Cup Vegetable Oil

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Frosting:

1 Cup Boiling Water

¾ Cup Butter

1 ½ Cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

5 ⅓ Cups Confectioners’ Sugar

Cup Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Direction

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.

Step 2 Use the first set of ingredients to make the cake. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Stir in the boiling water by hand. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.

Step 3 Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.

Step 4 To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and confectioners’ sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency.

Step 5 Split the layers of cooled cake horizontally, cover the top of each layer with frosting, then stack them onto a serving plate. Frost the outside of the cake.

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