I love cake. I really love chocolate cake, it is one of my all-time favorite desserts. So last week I decided to make a chocolate cake from scratch. I don't often bake from scratch, but when I was in Trader Joe's last week, I saw a box of their Cocoa Powder, with a simple recipe for chocolate cake, and I decided to try it.
You could say this cake is a little slice of heaven (ha ha), it really is that good. It's also a very large cake, much bigger that I expected, and will easily feed a crowd of eight to twelve people. And it is a great cake to make for a special occasion, like a birthday or anniversary. I know you will love this cake, and it is fairly easy to make. Yum!!!
I found small bottles of buttermilk at Walmart. Funny, but I don't like buttermilk, but decided to make this cake anyway. It calls for three cups of buttermilk.
Best Chocolate Cake Ever Recipe
3 1/3 cups flour
1 1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups sugar
12 oz butter or margarine
3 cups buttermilk
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9" round baking pans.
Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl once during mixing.
Pour into prepared pans. Bake cake for about 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Frost layers and sides with your favorite frosting and enjoy.