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classic chocolate cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
cindy blaylock
danville, VA

this came from and old friend and we love this cake

(1 rating)
yield 12 to 14
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For classic chocolate cake

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

How To Make classic chocolate cake

  • 1
    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

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