BAKER'S ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE
- 6 squares Baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2-1/2 cups flour, divided
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1-1/2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350F.
Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted.
Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Stir in sugar.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating with electric mixer on low speed after each addition until well blended.
Add vanilla; mix well.
Add 1/2 cup of the flour, the baking soda and salt; beat until well blended.
Add remaining 2 cups flour alternately with water, beating until well blended after each addition.
Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans.
Cool completely on wire racks.
Spread with frosting. (I make the Baker's One-Bowl Chocolate Frosting recipe I've also posted.)