Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Classic Chocolate Cake

cindy blaylock


this came from and old friend and we love this cake

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12 to 14


30 Min


4 oz
semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 c
water, cold
1 c
2 c
4 large
eggs separated
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
flour unsifted
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
buttermilk or strong cold coffee
1/2 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

In heavy saucepan on low heat, melt broken chocolate with water; set aside.

Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolks, one at a time beating after each addition. Mix in melted chocolate and vanilla.

Sift flour with soda.

Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk or coffee to chocolate mixture; mix until smooth.

Beat egg whites with salt until very stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Spread into three 8 or 9" round cake pans lined with wax paper.

Bake at 350-F about 30 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes; remove cake

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes