Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe from scratch may be the best chocolate cake recipe ever.

| May/June 2014

  • Bake a moist Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe and forget the frosting.
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Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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.

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