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Best Old Fashioned Chocolate Butter Cake Recipe

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Old Fashioned chocolate Butter Cake Recipe 

This is a charming one-bowl chocolate Butter Cake recipe that I imagine my Grandma might have made. The recipe comes out of a McCall’s book published 100 years ago in 1910. A recipe that’s stood the test of time.

chocolate Butter Cake recipes have a special appeal. They produce outstanding results without relying on bells or whistles. This cake doesn’t rise real high, but has a soft and fluffy texture with a divine flavor that almost doesn’t need frosting.

You can’t go wrong with this butter cake for it’s ease, quickness and impressive outcome. It’s a keeper. I believe everyone should have a good cake recipe at their fingertips they can count on should the need arise. This is mine.

You will need :

• 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

• 1 1/4 cup sugar

• 1 tablespoon baking powder

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup butter, softened

• 1 cup milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

▪️ 2 eggs

Chocolate butter cake instructions :

1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour two 8 inch x 2-inch baking pans and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3. Add butter, milk, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.

4. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more.

5. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven.

6. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

7. Frost with your favorite frosting. I used my favorite chocolate frosting, the one on the back of the Hersey’s cocoa can.

Perfectly chocolate Buttercream frosting :

• 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine

• 2/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa

• 3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)

• 1/3 cup milk (plus an additional few drop to make a nice consistency)

• 1 teaspoon vanilla


Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting

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