Baker's Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2/3 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1-1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/4 cups Water
  • 4 squares Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs

Frosting

  • 4 squares Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 3 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Preparation Instructions
 
CAKE: 
Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round pans. Beat all cake ingredients except eggs in large bowl with mixer 2 min. or until well blended. Add eggs; beat 2 min. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 35 to 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 min and remove to wire racks. Cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare Frosting.

FROSTING:
Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on medium 1 to 2 min. or until butter is melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool.

Add remaining ingredients; beat with mixer 2 to 3 min. or until shiny and smooth. Refrigerate until cake layers are cooled.

Remove frosting from refrigerator; let stand 30 min. Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting with frosting.

Makes approx. 20 small servings
 
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