1Combine the dry ingredients and the add the rest except for the boiling water. Beat well for 2 minutes or until well mixed. Stir in the water gradually until smooth. Pour into two circular tins or a 13 x 9 pan. Bake at 350 F, for 30-35 minutes for the layers or 40 for the pan. Remove from oven when done, remove and then let cool. Frosting can be added once cool.
This cake has a very strong chocolate taste. I'm sure chocolate fans will enjoy it. For a richer chocolate, melt a few milk chocolate squares and add with the hot water.