Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans with waxed paper. Grease paper and sides of pans. Dust with flour.
  • Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and buttermilk into butter mixture just until blended.
  • Divide batter equally between prepared pans.
  • Bake cakes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Transfer pans to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto racks and remove paper. Turn layers right side up and cool completely.
  • To prepare frosting, beat butter and confectioners' sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add melted chocolate and vanilla; continue beating until shiny and smooth.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with frosting.
  • Top with remaining cake layer.
  • Spread frosting on top and sides of cake.
  • Let cake stand for at least 30 minutes before sprinkling with chocolate shavings and slicing.

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  • food4ever 3 years ago
    Is this from the Great American Home Baking cookbook that has the recipe cards in categories? (Biscuits and Rolls, Quick Breads and Muffins ect...) I have the same cookbook, but lost my favorite chocolate cake recipe card, and wondered if you could post a picture of this chocolate cake recipe, because I know that if you posted a picture I would know if this is the same recipe or not, and it would be very helpful.

    Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    hungrybear ate it and said...
    Very very good
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    I need WW !! LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    I will just add..YUMMY!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    A choc. luvers dream Yeah high5 thanks for sharing
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Very good!!
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  • geranium 4 years ago
    Looks good!
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