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Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Frosting

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time55 mins

Chocolatey, yummy, comfort food! This reminds me of childhood birthday parties.

For the Cake:
 1 cup all-purpose flour or cake flour
 1 cup sugar
 ½ teaspoon baking soda
 ½ teaspoon salt
 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
 ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water
 ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
For the Frosting:
 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
 2 ounces unsweetened melted chocolate (cool)
 2 cups powdered sugar
 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
 About 2 tablespoons milk
For the Cake:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two round 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Beat all ingredients in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pans, dividing batter equally.



Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes; cool. Frost with Chocolate Butter Frosting.


For the Frosting:

Mix margarine and chocolate. Stir in powdered sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk until frosting is of spreading consistency.


¼ cup shortening


1 egg


½ teaspoon vanilla


2 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate (cool)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size One round 2-layer cake, 16 servings