I've made this chocolate cake several times already for two different birthdays. Some said it was the best chocolate cake they've ever had. Also, it's my favorite so far. It's a no-frills very chocolatey cake.
Here is the recipe:
Betty's Chocolate Cake
|1.||Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.|
|2.||Use the first set of ingredients to make the cake. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Stir in the boiling water by hand. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.|
|3.||Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.|
|4.||To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and confectioners' sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency.|
|5.||Split the layers of cooled cake horizontally, cover the top of each layer with frosting, then stack them onto a serving plate. Frost the outside of the cake.|