Chocolate Cake from scratch!
2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter at room temperature
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cake pans with butter and dust with flour.
Mix the 2 cups flour, the cocoa, baking soda, powder, and salt until well blended.
Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy.
Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with milk, until blended.
Pour into prepared pans and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans, and cool completely, before frosting.
Homemade Chocolate Frosting
1 box (16 0z.'s) confectioners sugar
1/2 stick butter or margarine (softened)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup hot coffee
Mix sugar, butter, and cocoa in medium bowl. Beat till smooth. Slowly add coffee, adding a little at a time, until desired consistency. Divine!