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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frosting Recipe

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Colin & Lorie Lund
Added: Tuesday, November 14, 2006


3 c. all purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 c. cold water
1 c. corn or veg. oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c plus 2 tbsp butter, softened
5 c powdered sugar
8 tbsp milk
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c plus 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

For the cake: Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour three 9 inch cake pans. Blend together first 5 ingredients. You can sift these if you want, however, I never have. Mix water, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk in the dry ingredients to the wet. Divide batter between the three pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over batter in each pan. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Cut around the edges of the pans to loosen the cakes then turn cakes out onto the wire rack. Cool completely.
For the frosting: Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in 3 cups powdered sugar. Beat in 6 tbsp. milk and vanilla. Add cocoa and remaining 2 cups sugar, beat until blended, thinning with more milk if necessary.
Place 1 cake layer, chocolate chip side up on a platter. Spread 2/3 cup frosting over. Top with second layer of cake with the chocolate chips side up. Spread with 2/3 cup frosting over. Top with the remaining cake layer, chocolate chip side down. Spread remaining frosting over sides and top of cake.

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This recipe also makes great cup cakes. The cup cakes can also be frozen in an airtight container. Frost when ready to use.




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