This Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe from scratch may be the best chocolate cake recipe ever.
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1 cup boiling water
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup sour milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans; set aside.
In saucepan, pour boiling water over cocoa; cook until thick. Let cool.
Sift flour, then measure. Add baking soda to sifted flour and sift together. Cream butter and sugar, then beat in egg yolks.
To creamed mixture, alternate dry ingredients with sour milk and vanilla. Add cocoa paste.
Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes.
NOTE: Making a frosting for the cake will use up those egg whites.
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