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Chocolate Cake Recipe

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About This Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you want to make a homemade chocolate cake from scratch, this is a simple, yet easy recipe to make. You are certain to enjoy this chocolate cake recipe.

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Chocolate Cake Ingredients

3/4 cups butter or margarine, softened

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cup milk

How to Make Chocolate Cake Directions

How to make Chocolate Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease and flour three 6″ X 1 1/2″ round cake pans.
  3. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add sugar.
  6. Beat on medium to high speed for about 3-4 minutes until well mixed.
  7. Alternately combine in flour mixture and milk with the batter while beating.
  8. Continue to beat until the batter is smooth.
  9. Pour equal amounts of batter into greased and floured round cake pans.
  10. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  11. Check with a toothpick to see if it is done. Bake a few minutes more, if needed.
  12. Remove from oven and allow cakes to cool in pans for a few minutes.
  13. Place cakes on a wire rack, to them allow to completely cool.

Frosting Cakes:

  1. If you want to make your own frosting, see How to make Chocolate Frosting
  2. Place one round cake on a cake plate.
  3. Spread frosting on top.
  4. Repeat this for the third cake.
  5. Frost the top of the third cake.
  6. Frost the side of the cake.
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