very chocolate cake

I’ve made this chocolate cake several times already for two different birthdays. Some said it was the best chocolate cake they’ve ever had. Also, it’s my favorite so far. It’s a no-frills very chocolatey cake.

Here is the recipe:
Betty’s Chocolate Cake
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
 
3/4 c. butter
1 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/3 c. confectioners’ sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
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.
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.
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.
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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