Basic Chocolate Cake
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Vanilla||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Unsweetened chocolate squares||3|
|Sifted cake flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Sour cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Beat butter and sugar together in large bowl.
Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy.
Beat in vanilla and chocolate.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Add alternately with sour cream to butter mixture; beat well after each addition.
Stir in boiling water. (Batter will be thin.)
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer-cake pans.
Bake in preheated 350Â°F oven 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool in pan on wire racks 10 minutes.
Turn out onto racks; cool completely.
Fill and frost as desired.