Extremely Chocolately Chocolate Cake

2 c. all purpose flour

3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa

1/2 t. baking powder

1 t. salt

3 sticks butter, room temperature

3 c. sugar

5 eggs

1 1/4 c. buttermilk

1 t. almond extract

1/2 c. white chocolate chips

1/2 c. milk chocolate chips

Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Set aside.  In the large bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating after each addition, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.

Pour batter into a 12 cup bundt pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 1 hr and 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.

Let cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes before removing and cooling completely.  Drizzle with chocolate glaze if desired.