Simple Chocolate Cake Layer

Recipe from Random Cuisine
Adapted from About.com : Busy Cooks

Makes 1 layer
Preparation Time : 25 mins
Baking Time : 25 mins

Ingredients

50g Baker's bittersweet chocolate (purple box)
2/3 cup butter
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line parchment paper onto a 13'' x 9'' baking pan. Oil bottom of the paper.

2. In a large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter in 1 cup of hot water.

3. Remove from heat and add gradually flour and sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Mix well with whisk.

4. Stir in buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.

5. Pour batter onto the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 mins or until it springs back.

6. Cool for 5-10 mins. Using a hexagonal-shaped mould, press it onto the cake. Remove parchment paper.