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Heavenly Chocolate Cake

The cake's name says it all. Plus, it's tall, dark and delicious.—Billie B. Isaacs, Miamisburg, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • Frosting shown in photo is Winter White Filling or Frosting

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Fill and frost as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 450 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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