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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jackie King
Added: Sunday, January 25, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Chocolate Cake:
2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. Hershey's Cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water
Buttercream Frosting:
6 T. butter or margarine, softened
2 2/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Chocolate Cake:
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In large mixer bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, 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 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Prepare Buttercream Frosting, spread between layers and over top and side of cake.
Buttercream Frosting:
In small mixer bowl, beat butter. Blend in powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating well after each addition until smooth and of spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. Add additional milk, if needed.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We lived in Oxnard, California for a while in the mid 70's. Dad had his first heart attack while living there. While dad was in the hospital getting prepped for surgery my mother got a call from the other hospital in the area and found out my brother Dwight was in there in critical condition. He owned a motorcycle and had been riding that day and a van hit him. The address on his identification didn't match (he had just got out of the Air Force shorly before this happened) so the hospital could not find next of kin. Dwight had been in the hospital for quite sometime that day before they finally were able to find mom and dads address for notification. Mom went to that hospital to be there for Dwight (who was in ICU) and then she would go to the hospital that dad was in and spend time with him. Both dad and Dwight were in the hospitals for very serious conditions and yet my mom held the fort down at home, stayed as calm as she could be in dealing with both situations. She didn't want to tell dad about Dwight's accident and his injury's because dad was getting ready for a major surgery that he had to have as soon as possible on his heart. She knew that dad's conditon would worsen and he might not make it through the surgery knowing that Dwight was in critical condition. I don't know how she did it, but she balanced everything. The strength my mother has shown in the hardest of times has been an inspiration to me. Mom, I know we never tell you this enough "Thank you for everything and we love you!"
Jackie

 

 

 

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