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Homemade Two Layer Chocolate Cake

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You can't go wrong with a homemade chocolate cake! This is the best recipe I've found - perfect chocolate taste in a perfect textured cake! Perfect for a birthday or special occasion and a real treat for an everyday dessert. It's so easy!
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Large
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For the frosting
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In an electric mixer, add sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend the ingredients at low speed until well combined.
3. Stir in the eggs, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Blend for about 1 minute until well combined.
4. Stir in the water and beat the mixture for another 2 minutes until smooth and combined.
5. Take two 9 inch greased cake pans and pour the cake batter evenly into the pans. Bake them in the preheated oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Once done, let the cakes cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
6. After 10 minutes, remove the cakes and let them cool completely on the rack before applying any frosting.
7. For the frosting: In a bowl, add and combine butter with cocoa powder. Blend until well combined.
8. Stir in the vanilla extract, powdered sugar and milk and blend until smooth and creamy.
9. Once the cake is cooled, apply the frosting over and at the sides of each cake. Stack them over one another and apply the frosting evenly.

10. Serve the two layered chocolate cake in desired slices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Unsweetened Cocoa
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
This is part 1 of the Homemade Two Layer Chocolate Cake recipe. Watch Part 2 of the Homemade Two Layer Chocolate Cake for the complete recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 564 Calories from Fat 197

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.6%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 57.9 mg19.3%

Sodium 412 mg17.2%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.2%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.6%

Sugars 65.6 g

Protein 9 g18.7%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C

Calcium 12.1% Iron 27.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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