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Chocolate Cake From Scratch Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A moist chocolate cake recipe with a creamy chocolate frosting

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake
2 cups granulatedsugar
1 3/4 cups all purposeflour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoonsbaking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoonsalt
2eggs
1 cupmilk
1/2 cup vegetableoil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2cups unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/3 cups confectionersí sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnish
Smarties or M&Mís

Directions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .

Grease and flour two 9 inchcake pans

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl, scramble the eggs, and then beat in milk, oil and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix for 3 minutes with anelectric mixer. You can also do this by hand.

Stir in the boiling water with a fork and mix in well. It will be runny. Pour evenly into the greased pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely on racks.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Cream butter until light and fluffy.

Stir in the cocoa and confectioners sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency.

Assembly

Put the first layer of cake on your cake plate. Put some of the frosting in the middle Put the second layer of cake on top.

Frost the entire cake. Draw the squares with a knife and place an M&M or Smartie in each square.

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