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Deluxe Chocolate Cake

Deluxe Chocolate Cake

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This is the moistest chocolate cake I have ever done, and believe me I have tried a few.

You will need:

3 oz baking chocolate (substitution below)

1/3 cup water

3/4 butter

2 1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla{{more}}

2 1/4 cup cake flour (substitution below)

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup water

Method.

Preheat oven to 350. Break chocolate into pieces. Place in a small saucepan with 1/3 cup water, stir constantly over low heat until melted. Cool. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Mix in chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt and add alternately to cake batter with 1 cup water. Pour batter into well-greased and floured cake pans.

If you are using two 8” pans, bake for 35-40 minutes; two 9” round or square, pans, bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely; frost if desired.

Tips – I reduced the sugar to 1 3/4 cups.

Chocolate substitution – melt 1 tbsp butter, then stir in 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa until dissolved.

Cake flour substitution – 1 cup cake flour = 1 cup minus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsp cornstarch. I let the 1/4 cup flour stay as is.

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