Perfect Chocolate Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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1 cup cocoa
2 cups boiling water
1 cup butter -- softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation / Directions:

Combine cocoa and boiling water; stirring until smooth; set aside. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at med. speed of electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; add cocoa mixture, beating at low speed of electric mixer, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Do not over beat. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9" round cake pans. Bake at 350F for 20-25 min. or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire rack. Spread whipped cream filling between layers; spread frosting on top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Nutritional Information:

4040 Calories (kcal); 213g Total Fat; (44% calories from fat); 41g Protein; 551g Carbohydrate; 1245mg Cholesterol; 5959mg Sodium

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