How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350oF.
  • Grease and flour two 9" round pans.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes.
  • Stir in water. Batter will be thin.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans to wire racks to finish cooling.
  • Frost.
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  • 0000000lara 4 years ago
    Wow...really nice.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Sounds fantastic! yum and double yum
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  • rosemaryblue 7 years ago
    Beautiful cake, and I love the sound of the recipe! Coffee and cream cheese, oh yes! Thanks very much.
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  • michellem 7 years ago
    This cake looks like something I would see on a fancy bakery shelf...Yum! You are a great cake baker and decorater! Thanks for the wonderful recipe and the lovely photos..
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Great post.Garnishing and frostin are really great.I can immagine how does it taste...
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  • henrie 7 years ago
    I agree, that's one gorgeous cake, I must try it also and hope mine comes out at least close to yours, it's beautiful, great post, thanks for sharing.
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  • pinkpasta 7 years ago
    What a gorgeous cake! Looking over the recipe it looks like it tastes as "gorgeous" too!
    I'm going to bake this, but hope that my hand is as artistic at the decorating as yours!!!
    Great post...thanks!
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  • ambauer 7 years ago
    I posted a separate icing recipe, the coffee cream cheese frosting is what I used. Then I decorated with melted chocolate and chocolate covered espresso beans.
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  • haleema55 7 years ago
    aaaah lovely but what about the icing girl?
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